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DevX: Build an Internet Server on a Shoestring

Oct 07, 2003, 23:30 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thornton Rose)

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"The wide availability of free or low-cost operating system, Web server and firewall software, and the penetration of relatively low-cost broadband service have reached the point where you can set up a complete Web server--from scratch--for very little money. For the first time in history, an average Internet user has the resources and tools to build a Web site without paying rent for space or a hosted server beyond the cost of the Internet connection itself. Even better, you probably already have at least some of the software and hardware you'll need.

"Since you are reading this article, you probably already have broadband service, but if you don't, that's the first thing you'll need.

"You should be able to sign up with any broadband service provider, but make sure that they support Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) connections. Pricing and features for broadband connections vary, depending on which type of connection you purchase, where you live and what promotions are being offered at the time you sign up..."

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