Knowledgebase

I have a fast internet connection (DSL/cable) - can I just host my own site?

You could, but that's definitely not recommended. First of all, most ISPs have clauses that do not let you use your internet connection for web hosting - doing so will result in termination of your account. Second of all, think of the headaches it can provide: making sure your system is secure so that no one can hack into it, having your computer on 24/7, and other such problems. Third of all, think of the performance. Most good web hosts use powerful servers with lots of RAM and high performance hard disks. Furthermore, they have multiple internet connections at speeds far higher than what residential DSL or cable service can provide. Lastly there are all the issues of support. If something goes wrong, it will be your job to fix it - you will not have a professional to correct the problem.

Was this answer helpful?

 Print this Article

Also Read

Do you offer password protected directories?

Yes, using our web-based control panel you can easily protect any directory without having to...

Do your servers support XML?

Yes, all of our servers support XML.

Why don't I just go with the cheapest hosting?

A host has to make a profit to continue operating. Some hosts do not properly understand the...

Is it a problem if I'm not in the US?

Not at all! In fact, we already have customers in countries all over the world. If you don't have...

Do I need a static/dedicated IP address?

Dedicated IP's are useful if you want to use microsoft frontpage to publish your website before...