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Old 13-10-2000, 09:17 PM   #1   [permalink]
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OK...since most anime webmasters uses free website hosting, I'm going to dedicate this thread to advance webmasters who host their own websites with their own root URL.

There's 2 types, hosted or dedicated. Hosted means you rent webspace and given a set amount of traffic per month and its quite affordable. Dedicated means you get the whole machine for your own use. More bandwdith allocated, more configuration possibilities and best of all, the resources are for your own use (no sharing).

I'll be going on the webhosted thing first.

First, you need to decide how big your site is going to get. Will it host files such as images/music or other high bandwidth files (meaning files that ppl will download). If you do, better don't use webhost as you find yourself without a site very fast as many webhost cannot afford the bandwidth you need. If not, you'll be ok with webhost. Why? Many offers up to 400mB of webspace with around 5-10Gb of bandwidth which is more than enough. However, make sure you have CGI enabled or better still, pHp or SQL enabled.

For dedicated, you're planning a big kick A$$ website with lotsa of room for improvement. You're looking at around US$400- US$1000 a month depending on your requirements. These dedicated hosting gives you the ultimate flexibility in configuring your server to best suit your site, the only proble