Solved Website Hosting with Windows Server


JMedlock83

Former NWS Storm Spotter
Member
VIP
Local time
12:16 PM
Posts
626
Location
Van Buren, AR
OS
Windows 11 Pro x64 v22598.1
Can Windows Server be used to host your own website as long as you already have your own domain? If so, how would I set all that up?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64 v22598.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 1800X
    Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair VI Hero
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon R290
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Pavilion 27xi
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    WD 500GB SSD
    3TB WD Red HDD (extra storage)
    PSU
    Apevia 1100 Watt Worlock
    Case
    NZXT
    Cooling
    Air Cooling
    Keyboard
    Logitech K860
    Mouse
    Logitech MX
    Internet Speed
    150Mbps/25Mbps
    Browser
    Edge/Chrome
    Antivirus
    Pfizer + Booster
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD FX 8350
    Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair V Formula Z
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R290
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Intel SSD
    500GB Seagate
    PSU
    Cougar CMX 1000w
    Cooling
    Air Cooling
    Mouse
    MX Master
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Ergonomic 4000
    Internet Speed
    150Mbps/5Mbps
    Browser
    Edge/Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes

z3r010

Administrator
Staff member
Local time
6:16 PM
Posts
1,885
Location
Worsley, Manchester, UK
OS
Windows 11 Workstation
Just install IIS from your control panel.

1640610951272.png
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Workstation
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    doofenshmirtz evil incorporated
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 5950X
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Formula
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO Black 64GB (4x16GB) 3600MHz AMD Ryzen Tuned DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB ROG Strix LC OC
    Sound Card
    Sound BlasterX Katana
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x27" Dell U2714H & 1 x 34" Dell
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro 1TB M.2 2280 PCI-e 4.0 x4 NVMe Solid State
    Drive
    PSU
    ASUS ROG THOR 850W 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    ASUS ROG Strix Helios Midi-Tower ARGB Gaming Case
    Cooling
    ASUS ROG Strix LC Performance RGB AIO CPU Liquid Cooler - 360mm
    Keyboard
    Logi Ergo
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    900/100 Mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Malwarebytes Pro
    Other Info
    HP M281 Printer
    Logitech Brio Stream webcam
    Yeti X mic
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Laptop
    CPU
    i7

JMedlock83

Former NWS Storm Spotter
Member
VIP
Thread Starter
Local time
12:16 PM
Posts
626
Location
Van Buren, AR
OS
Windows 11 Pro x64 v22598.1

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64 v22598.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 1800X
    Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair VI Hero
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon R290
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Pavilion 27xi
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    WD 500GB SSD
    3TB WD Red HDD (extra storage)
    PSU
    Apevia 1100 Watt Worlock
    Case
    NZXT
    Cooling
    Air Cooling
    Keyboard
    Logitech K860
    Mouse
    Logitech MX
    Internet Speed
    150Mbps/25Mbps
    Browser
    Edge/Chrome
    Antivirus
    Pfizer + Booster
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD FX 8350
    Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair V Formula Z
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R290
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Intel SSD
    500GB Seagate
    PSU
    Cougar CMX 1000w
    Cooling
    Air Cooling
    Mouse
    MX Master
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Ergonomic 4000
    Internet Speed
    150Mbps/5Mbps
    Browser
    Edge/Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes

z3r010

Administrator
Staff member
Local time
6:16 PM
Posts
1,885
Location
Worsley, Manchester, UK
OS
Windows 11 Workstation
Either, it's the same on both.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Workstation
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    doofenshmirtz evil incorporated
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 5950X
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Formula
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO Black 64GB (4x16GB) 3600MHz AMD Ryzen Tuned DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB ROG Strix LC OC
    Sound Card
    Sound BlasterX Katana
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x27" Dell U2714H & 1 x 34" Dell
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro 1TB M.2 2280 PCI-e 4.0 x4 NVMe Solid State
    Drive
    PSU
    ASUS ROG THOR 850W 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    ASUS ROG Strix Helios Midi-Tower ARGB Gaming Case
    Cooling
    ASUS ROG Strix LC Performance RGB AIO CPU Liquid Cooler - 360mm
    Keyboard
    Logi Ergo
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    900/100 Mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Malwarebytes Pro
    Other Info
    HP M281 Printer
    Logitech Brio Stream webcam
    Yeti X mic
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Laptop
    CPU
    i7

JMedlock83

Former NWS Storm Spotter
Member
VIP
Thread Starter
Local time
12:16 PM
Posts
626
Location
Van Buren, AR
OS
Windows 11 Pro x64 v22598.1
Either, it's the same on both.
oh ok. . Cool. . My computers are always on and online anyway, so me hosting my own website would save me money. . lol
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64 v22598.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 1800X
    Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair VI Hero
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon R290
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Pavilion 27xi
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    WD 500GB SSD
    3TB WD Red HDD (extra storage)
    PSU
    Apevia 1100 Watt Worlock
    Case
    NZXT
    Cooling
    Air Cooling
    Keyboard
    Logitech K860
    Mouse
    Logitech MX
    Internet Speed
    150Mbps/25Mbps
    Browser
    Edge/Chrome
    Antivirus
    Pfizer + Booster
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD FX 8350
    Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair V Formula Z
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R290
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Intel SSD
    500GB Seagate
    PSU
    Cougar CMX 1000w
    Cooling
    Air Cooling
    Mouse
    MX Master
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Ergonomic 4000
    Internet Speed
    150Mbps/5Mbps
    Browser
    Edge/Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes

Samuria

Member
VIP
Local time
6:16 PM
Posts
22
OS
win 10
You need to forward ports so it can be accessed do you have a static internet ip? You need to make all security is uptodate as it can be attacked by scripts
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 10

Mystere

Member
Member
VIP
Local time
12:16 PM
Posts
65
OS
Windows 11
Be aware that many ISP's, especially some cable companies and hotspot providers, block many ports into your modem, and you will have to either put your server in a dmz or forward port 80 and possibly 443 to your server. You also will only be able to run one server if you only have 1 IP (without jumping through hoops like using a reverse proxy). You can run multiple sites on a single server though, so long as your server has the resources to do so.

Some ISP's will also terminate your service if they find you running servers on a residential account.

Also, you open yourself up to potential hacks to your network as well, since a web server can be compromised and be used to launch attacks on your other PC's on the network.

Just be careful.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11

JMedlock83

Former NWS Storm Spotter
Member
VIP
Thread Starter
Local time
12:16 PM
Posts
626
Location
Van Buren, AR
OS
Windows 11 Pro x64 v22598.1
Be aware that many ISP's, especially some cable companies and hotspot providers, block many ports into your modem, and you will have to either put your server in a dmz or forward port 80 and possibly 443 to your server. You also will only be able to run one server if you only have 1 IP (without jumping through hoops like using a reverse proxy). You can run multiple sites on a single server though, so long as your server has the resources to do so.

Some ISP's will also terminate your service if they find you running servers on a residential account.

Also, you open yourself up to potential hacks to your network as well, since a web server can be compromised and be used to launch attacks on your other PC's on the network.

Just be careful.
I guess I'll contact my ISP and ask about it. I have Cox Internet.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64 v22598.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 1800X
    Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair VI Hero
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon R290
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Pavilion 27xi
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    WD 500GB SSD
    3TB WD Red HDD (extra storage)
    PSU
    Apevia 1100 Watt Worlock
    Case
    NZXT
    Cooling
    Air Cooling
    Keyboard
    Logitech K860
    Mouse
    Logitech MX
    Internet Speed
    150Mbps/25Mbps
    Browser
    Edge/Chrome
    Antivirus
    Pfizer + Booster
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD FX 8350
    Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair V Formula Z
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R290
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Intel SSD
    500GB Seagate
    PSU
    Cougar CMX 1000w
    Cooling
    Air Cooling
    Mouse
    MX Master
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Ergonomic 4000
    Internet Speed
    150Mbps/5Mbps
    Browser
    Edge/Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes

Berton

Well-known member
Member
VIP
Local time
11:16 AM
Posts
563
Location
Wyoming
OS
Win11 Pro RTM x64
The ISPs in my area provide Static IP addresses as an extra-cost option. It usually is important to know their procedures in amount of bandwidth and throttling if too busy.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    8GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    8GB [16GB on order]
    Monitor(s) Displays
    21"
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security

JMedlock83

Former NWS Storm Spotter
Member
VIP
Thread Starter
Local time
12:16 PM
Posts
626
Location
Van Buren, AR
OS
Windows 11 Pro x64 v22598.1
Be aware that many ISP's, especially some cable companies and hotspot providers, block many ports into your modem, and you will have to either put your server in a dmz or forward port 80 and possibly 443 to your server. You also will only be able to run one server if you only have 1 IP (without jumping through hoops like using a reverse proxy). You can run multiple sites on a single server though, so long as your server has the resources to do so.

Some ISP's will also terminate your service if they find you running servers on a residential account.

Also, you open yourself up to potential hacks to your network as well, since a web server can be compromised and be used to launch attacks on your other PC's on the network.

Just be careful.
Yep, I just called my ISP, and I would have to convert my residential account to a business account in order for it to be supported. They wouldn't necessarily turn off my service or anything, BUT if I had any technical issues with wiring, then they aren't allowed to fix it for me. . . .
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64 v22598.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 1800X
    Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair VI Hero
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon R290
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Pavilion 27xi
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    WD 500GB SSD
    3TB WD Red HDD (extra storage)
    PSU
    Apevia 1100 Watt Worlock
    Case
    NZXT
    Cooling
    Air Cooling
    Keyboard
    Logitech K860
    Mouse
    Logitech MX
    Internet Speed
    150Mbps/25Mbps
    Browser
    Edge/Chrome
    Antivirus
    Pfizer + Booster
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD FX 8350
    Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair V Formula Z
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R290
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Intel SSD
    500GB Seagate
    PSU
    Cougar CMX 1000w
    Cooling
    Air Cooling
    Mouse
    MX Master
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Ergonomic 4000
    Internet Speed
    150Mbps/5Mbps
    Browser
    Edge/Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes

fmw

Member
Local time
1:16 PM
Posts
61
OS
win 11
As someone who makes a living doing e-commerce with websites, let me suggest you go to a hosting company. I have a dedicated server that provides me 7 IP's and Plesk for $30 per month. No support though. That is an extra cost option. I've been with them for 5 years and had ZERO down time that I didn't cause myself. I run the Centos operating system which is a Linux product so, if you are handy with Linux you can forego the Plesk or Cpanel management software. I think the management software is worth its weight in gold. You will get much better speed and reliability with a hosting company.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    win 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Homebrew
    CPU
    Core i5 10400
    Motherboard
    ASUS B560-Plus
    Memory
    8 GB DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    Heatsink cooled ASUS
    Sound Card
    None. Business computer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS
    Screen Resolution
    1920
    Hard Drives
    1TB WD NVME SSD
    PSU
    Cooler Master 600 watt
    Case
    Cooler Master
    Cooling
    fans
    Keyboard
    ergonomic
    Mouse
    Microsoft
    Internet Speed
    Very slow - satellite internet, nothing else available.
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    PC Matic
    Other Info
    5 other computers on our network including Win 11, 10 and Linux.
  • Operating System
    Win 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3
    CPU
    core i5
    Motherboard
    Acer
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    integral

Porthos

Active member
Member
VIP
Local time
12:16 PM
Posts
160
OS
Windows 10
Yep, I just called my ISP, and I would have to convert my residential account to a business account in order for it to be supported. They wouldn't necessarily turn off my service or anything,
Unless you have fast fiber, you also have to worry about bandwidth. Consumer internet is usually fast down and a lot slower upload.
1641576605163.png
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10

Dru2

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
1:16 PM
Posts
1,632
Location
Virginia
OS
Windows 11 Pro 21H2 (22000.613)
Yep, I just called my ISP, and I would have to convert my residential account to a business account in order for it to be supported. They wouldn't necessarily turn off my service or anything, BUT if I had any technical issues with wiring, then they aren't allowed to fix it for me. . . .
@JMedlock83, like everything else there's always a "depends". With that how big is your site? Is it one where you're going to have forums, or perhaps a simple photography website? If it's a simple website you might not have issues, if it's a complicated site, well...

Another option (one I use) is a hosting site like Bluehost.com. I have my own photography website I maintain myself, but Bluehost hosts. Cost depends on services and features (mine is $167 annually) Here I don't need to worry about maintaining a server and all that goes with it. All I need to be concerned with is maintaining my website.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 21H2 (22000.613)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built
    CPU
    Intel i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Xtreme
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair RGB Dominator Platinum (3600Mhz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon VII
    Sound Card
    Onboard (ESS Sabre HiFi using Realtek drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC PA242w (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    5 Samsung SSD drives: 2X 970 NVME (512 & 1TB), 3X EVO SATA (2X 2TB, 1X 1TB)
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova I000 P2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Cooler Master H500M
    Cooling
    Corsair H115i RGB Platinum
    Keyboard
    Logitech Craft
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Internet Speed
    500mb Download. 11mb Upload
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    System used for gaming, photography, audiophile media center, work.
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Pro Dev build 22454.1000
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga X1
    CPU
    Intel i7-7600U
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    16igg
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD 620
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14.0 WQHD OLED Touch
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB NVMe Drive (OEM)
    PSU
    laptop
    Case
    laptop
    Cooling
    Laptop cooling
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Anywhere 2S
    Keyboard
    Laptop
    Internet Speed
    100MB
    Browser
    Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security

JMedlock83

Former NWS Storm Spotter
Member
VIP
Thread Starter
Local time
12:16 PM
Posts
626
Location
Van Buren, AR
OS
Windows 11 Pro x64 v22598.1
@JMedlock83, like everything else there's always a "depends". With that how big is your site? Is it one where you're going to have forums, or perhaps a simple photography website? If it's a simple website you might not have issues, if it's a complicated site, well...

Another option (one I use) is a hosting site like Bluehost.com. I have my own photography website I maintain myself, but Bluehost hosts. Cost depends on services and features (mine is $167 annually) Here I don't need to worry about maintaining a server and all that goes with it. All I need to be concerned with is maintaining my website.
A weather website, where I post forecasts, have live radar, and maybe a small store
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64 v22598.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 1800X
    Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair VI Hero
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon R290
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Pavilion 27xi
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    WD 500GB SSD
    3TB WD Red HDD (extra storage)
    PSU
    Apevia 1100 Watt Worlock
    Case
    NZXT
    Cooling
    Air Cooling
    Keyboard
    Logitech K860
    Mouse
    Logitech MX
    Internet Speed
    150Mbps/25Mbps
    Browser
    Edge/Chrome
    Antivirus
    Pfizer + Booster
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD FX 8350
    Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair V Formula Z
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R290
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Intel SSD
    500GB Seagate
    PSU
    Cougar CMX 1000w
    Cooling
    Air Cooling
    Mouse
    MX Master
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Ergonomic 4000
    Internet Speed
    150Mbps/5Mbps
    Browser
    Edge/Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
Top Bottom