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Run an ASP.NET Website from Home

, 11 May 2014 CPOL
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Do you want to run an ASP.NET Web site from home?

Introduction

Here is the next question for a newbie who wishes to run an ASP.NET website from home or go with a hosting company. However, as per my experience, I suggest instead of running a website from home, you may prefer a good hosting company. Running a website from home is not a bad idea. But the stuff behind it is somewhat hard. So in this article, I am going to highlight what is the stuff you need to run a website.

Requirements

Below are the requirements to run a website from home:

  1. High-speed Internet Connection
  2. Static IP
  3. Hardware/Software Requirements
  4. Daily Backup Plan
  5. Electricity

High-speed Internet Connection

You must have a good high-speed Internet connection in your home. The speed limit between 4 Mbps – 8 Mbps is good enough.

Static IP

Try to buy the Static IP address from the Internet Service Provider. As all of you know, IP address is like a address of your home. So you must configure that static IP address to your site. The cost (as of this writing) starts from 2000 INR.

Hardware/Software Requirements

This is the area which comes with a lot of expenditure. You must have bought a Server OS Software, a good configuration computer to run as a server, SQL Server or other database that fits your need. After all this, you must choose a better antivirus software to protect your system from attackers. As per my practical experience, it may cost around 2 to 3 Lakh INR.

If your site contains heavy traffic, this price will vary. You may need to buy load balancer, configure another same configuration server to handle fail-over, etc., which comes as an extra cost.

Daily Backup Plan

This also is essential. You must take backup of your data at regular interval so that you can restore it in future, if any kind of failure occurs. This is very much an essential one. In order to store your back up data, you should buy some storage devices like external hard-disks, etc.

Electricity

Is your home located in a good electricity zone? Because if you are going to run a server, which must run 24X7. It requires a good ventilated air conditioned room. In case of power failure, you must need a good alternative to run the server, like you must have a Genset or UPS power backup plans, etc.

Conclusion

The above is my general list of items you should have, in order to run a website from home. The list is too high in financial aspects. So if you are going to run a single website, it’s my suggestion to go with any good hosting company, which offers a good plan according to your need.

Readers, what do you think? Is there anything you suggest or did I miss anything? Please let me know.

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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Francis S Michael
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
Hi All, I am Francis from India. Working as a Senior Software Engineer. I have 6+ Years of experience in ASP.Net and C#/VB.Net. Also founder of ASPDotNetChamp, where i blog my day to day ASP.Net Experiences, Problems and Interview Questions.

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Questionnothing in that one Pin
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QuestionYou can use dynamic IP for home server too Pin
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