Requirements for Running Your Own Web Server

Before you start installing Apache, you might first want to make sure that it makes sense for you to run your own Web server. For example, if you have a dial-up Internet connection, it probably is not practical for you to run a Web site off that. You are going to want at least a cable or DSL connection for running a Web site. Also remember that with most cable and DSL providers, your upstream bandwidth will usually be less than your downstream bandwidth, which basically means that you can receive files faster than you can send them. That's not usually an issue for normal Internet use, but a Web server spends most of its time sending files. So for this, it is a very big issue. If you expect your Web ...

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