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07-21-2004, 10:31 AM
hey I need a free webhost with like 10mb, and 100mb -1gb of bandwidth, most importantly I need php and mysql Im learning mysql so I need a place to test it on other than setting up my own server. Can any one give me some room or something?

07-21-2004, 12:06 PM
Have you considered setting up Apache, PHP and MySQL on your local system?

Guide for Windows XP:

guide for Windows 98:

07-21-2004, 12:23 PM
It would be slow though wouldn't it?

07-21-2004, 12:52 PM
No, it'd be very fast actually :) I've run it on my PC before, and it was very cool.

07-21-2004, 01:34 PM
Fast? Didn't think that :)

Do you run it off your ISP account?

07-21-2004, 02:11 PM
I actually dont want to set up my own server

07-21-2004, 02:38 PM
Do you run it off your ISP account?

Its all local so typically once Apache is configured and up and running you just type in http://localhost/ in your browser - which relates to DocumentRoot "D:/Some-Folder" or whatever drive / folder you specify in Windows :cool:

07-22-2004, 12:51 AM
Yea, but if you want it open to everyone? Like a normal website?
(sorry for getting a tiny bit off topic :))

thebillionaire, try webhostingtalk, you should find something there...

07-22-2004, 03:48 AM
Na, its only for testing / learning Mike :)

thebillionaire, there seems to be a good list here that offer what your asking for:


07-22-2004, 02:08 PM
Mike, if you give people your IP (and your firewall is open, or non-existant:p), then yes people can browse your 'web server'.

If you have a static IP, even better. But most ISPs don't allow their users to run a server through their accounts, anyway...

07-23-2004, 01:41 AM
What sort of ISP account would you need for that? One of those T1's?

07-23-2004, 10:16 AM
Any web hosting account would work. I've done it with both cable and DSL, and dial-up is possible if you don't mind the insanely-slow speeds :) Something at least as fast as a T1 is preferrable if you have more than a few people visiting your site simultaneously.

Some ISPs will block port 80. You can still have your site publically accessible by using a different port, such as 8080 or 8000. If you have a firewall, it also needs to be configured to forward those ports to your PC (or use DMZ).