changing the network settings will be a little different
I just made a Win XP tutorial too, even though it's just a little different i think it might help to be OS specific
*EDIT- it is Win XP Home Edition that i wrote it for
i had a look through i didn't seem to have toomuch luck but i may of messed up or it may be the version of winxp - does it matter if it is home or pro - little more specific on that part if it does otherwise it serves its purpose
your site is very helpful champ and i am sure a lot of people will gain significan benifits from the information you have provided.
just one thing grinds my gears:
your are posting a thread about how to create your own server on a forum for a site hosting company! note the irony.
For a while i was hosting half of my site on an old computer. But it ate up too much bandwith, and i had to turn it off during thunderstorms, and my sister would often log onto aim and do junk on it even though it wasnt her computer.
I gave up and switched to frihost
I discovered the difference between WIn XP Pro and Win XP Home.
It does matters, as the XP Home does not support the IIS (MS Web Server), and you have to do messy steps to install the IIS on the XP Home. XP Pro supports IIS and also the security setup for anonymous web user is working.
A get around is to use a different HTML server, such as BabyWeb, Abyss Web Server, and even the Apache server.
This is assuming you do not need any database connection.
Hope it gives a little insight into XP pro and home edn.
Wow, this is a great site. Once you get a tutorial for it on debian linux, Ill try this out on my ubuntu computer.
You are aware that if your site gets too much traffic, your ISP will throw a fit (most likely). If you exceed your upload cap they'll be on your case. Most EULAs for internet service say you can't host sites.
i have SBC Yahoo DSL,
i havn't got any guff from them so far, and can't find anywhere(so far), on thier site that says i can't host a site.
But I really don't take up much bandwidth right now, and when i do eventually i will upgrade my DSL package.
so i will keep hosting until they tell me otherwise