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Important features for a laptop to use as a web host?

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Hi,

 

I had signed up for GoldPuma {removed per forum guidelines} to host my videos. Unortunately they suspended my shared hosting account and told me I had to purchase a dedicated server or VPS to host my website. Since their servers were very expensive in compared to their shared hosting packages, now I prefer to buy a laptop from bestbuy , instead, to use as a server.

 

What features are important for a laptop to host a website?

 

Thank you,

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Re: Important features for a laptop to use as a web host?

your going to want a desktop not a laptop if you want to save money and not buy a server also you want to make sure if your hosting from home to have a good internet connection just wondering but who are you hosting these videos for? is it just for you and family? for you may stream videos etc from your devices?
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Re: Important features for a laptop to use as a web host?

whatpoprocks911 wrote.

 

I laptop just isn't going to have the build for that.

 

Your going to be expected to keep it running 24/7 and a laptop will quickly run into overheating issues.

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Re: Important features for a laptop to use as a web host?

I agree with the similar posters above. A desktop would be much better suited to do this.

 

Keep in mind that some ISPs restrict the ability to run servers if you are subscribed to a non-Business class package. That being said, your ISP reserves the right to terminate service if they deem you to be running a server on their network without the proper package to support it.


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Re: Important features for a laptop to use as a web host?

Keep in mind, that while any prebuilt desktop would be suitable for server use, you are better off building your own system and running a Linux variant as a server host to keep costs down and reliability high. 

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Re: Important features for a laptop to use as a web host?

I know some people that have worked with Blue Hill in the past and the nighmares still haunt them.  Tremendous lack of knowledge.

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