I've read many articles and user's questions/answers, and searched and searched... I'm just completely lost!
I would plan to go through with the following: - Advanced Server Hardware, provided by HP - Applied security - Home: Dedicated Business Server Room - Anything else I may have missed?
I'm currently registered with www.midphase.com and would greatly desire to become independent in time as my own host.
I've read the Web Hosting Tutorial from w3schools to get an idea of what I'd be up against.
I've read that it is possible to host your own server via RedHat, Fedora, Windows, etc.
I've also read that there was a way of hosting your own DNS server.
With domain name registration:
- Is it inevitable to be required in registration, to pay an annual fee to another service provider? Or can I just register through my own DNS and still be recognized by popular search engines?
- If I must register my company's domain name through another service, how would I make the connection between the domain name and my server's IP?
The bigger picture: I'm looking for help to set up and experiment with public servers and web hosting before I prepare to move the company website from it's current ISP, and become independent.