How To Turn Your Computer Into A Web server…For Free!

Posted on June 30, 2009

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So, you want to set up your own website, right? But you don’t want to shell out big bucks for a web host or a domain? Well then you’ve come to the right place! In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to turn your computer into a web server and then give your website a professional short URL–for FREE!

First off, you want to turn your computer into a web server and get a home page on there. To turn your computer into a web server , you will need a special program to do so. I recommend the free Apache software. You can download it here.

Just install the Apache software in whatever folder you want. Now, open that folder and go to the htdocs folder. This is the folder where you will store all your site files. In there, you should see one file–index.html. Just replace this file with your own home page file. Name this file index too.

Now, test out your site by going to http://127.0.0.1/

If it works, then you are ready to give your site a unique address. Just go to http://www.freedomain.co.nr and sign up for an account. Make sure tht you redirect your domain to http://127.0.0.1/index.html or this won’t work. Now, test out your new domain. ex. techtalkwithchad.co.nr

If it works, then congrats! If it dosent, just leave a comment below and I will try to help you.

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