Hello all! I have been thinking about hosting my own server for my website and was curious if anyone here does this using a dynamic IP address. (Cable) I know there are programs like zone edit that will allow me to use a dynamic IP but was wondering how your experiences went.
Been thinking of using a personal server for a while to start a small busniness but just trying to see if it's just easier to use a professinal host. I'm looking into the extra cost of getting a static IP but I'm not sure if it will be cost effective.
It usually isn't worth it. Shared hosting is so cheap these days, that most people only have servers at home for fun.
I set up a webserver at home not too long ago. My ISP is blocking incoming port 80 because they suck (CenturyTel), so I had to set it up on a high-level port making it worthless (i.e. http://mydomain.com:30000).
If it's important for your business, you're generally more susceptible to power outages, dead modems, and other downtime.
eta http://www.dyndns.com/ <-- these guys will let you try it out with a dynamic ip number for free.