Self-Hosting

Another option is to self-host, which means running your own servers. These here modern times are not like the olden days of Bulletin Board Services (BBS) when thousands of people ran their own BBS servers from PCs in their bedrooms. Maintaining a website, hosting your own downloads, and offering streams of your work are all feasible for the do-it-yourselfer but are not for the faint of heart or the technophobe. Bandwidth is the biggest problem: If you want to house your servers in your home, first find out whether you can get adequate bandwidth for a reasonable price and whether your Internet service provider will even allow you to run servers. Then you are responsible for your own security, software, hardware, and system and network ...

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