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    How to transfer website?
    I have a website i made for my little business i run on the side where I fix iPhones, iPods, iPads, Macs and PCs. I currently am using go daddy for the website builder and was wondering if I could cut the cost and set up an old computer I have to run as a server for my website and how I would go about doing it. I have a fast enough connection(15MB down/5MB up). I don't get much traffic to the site and it is very basic just explaining who i am and what i do with the costs of the things that I do with a couple of images. I would also like to set up a server to keep my files on and be able to remotely access them as well as a possible VPN connection from this machine. Is this at all possible for me to do?

    Its an older HP desktop with a 3GHz Pentium 4 with 2GB of RAM running windows 7 Pro 32-bit.

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    Check out this article from Ars Technica: LINK

    There's also a wealth of articles and do it yourself instructions that you can find by doing a search. I came across a dozen good articles.

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    Thanks for that I just started a webdesign class and im in a computer programming class, im more of a hardware person but I knew this could be done ha ha.

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    File serving is easy regardless of whether or not you run Windows, Linux or FreeBSD. Web serving is a little trickier since there's more moving parts but isn't all that hard. What OS are you going to run on that machine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    File serving is easy regardless of whether or not you run Windows, Linux or FreeBSD. Web serving is a little trickier since there's more moving parts but isn't all that hard. What OS are you going to run on that machine?
    I have windows 7 pro 32-bit on it right now.

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    SMB sharing will be easy with that. Web serving on Windows, especially if you don't use IIS, will require a little work. Here is some info for Apache on Windows.

    What kind of web content are you hosting? Do you need something like PHP or SQL support?
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    I was thinking PHP most likely

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    Here's some info for PHP on Windows. You will also want to find some info on configuring the server to work with it.
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