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Host Your Own Web Server at Home
NOTE: This article was originally posted in three parts in Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter. All three installments are included in this archive article.
There's a plethora of web... More > hosting services willing to host personal web pages that you create. You can post your genealogy pages on the web as well as other pages about most anything else that you wish to share with others, be it your bowling league's scores, your son's Cub Scout Den home page, or pictures of your grandchildren or family gatherings. Prices range from free to about $10.00 a month for personal Web sites.
However, you might not want to use a commercial hosting service. Many people are surprised to learn that they can create their own web server on any Windows 95 or later computer as well as on Macintosh OS X or on Linux. Your present computer can serve as a web server, even while you simultaneously use the word processor, read and write e-mail, surf the Web, or use other programs.< Less
How to Create a Subscription Web Site
Many genealogy societies and other organizations would like to create web sites that have some pages visible to the general public and other pages that are visible only to members or to paid... More > subscribers. In fact, such a web site can be a very attractive money-maker for individuals or societies that have published books or lists of extracted records.
You or your society can now sell access to records in electronic format to potentially millions of customers on the World Wide Web. Thanks to the high security features available in today's web servers, your records will not be available to "hackers" or others who have not paid for access. The cost of making records available online probably will be much cheaper than printing, packaging, and shipping traditional books that contain the same information. Best of all, your buyers will obtain the information within seconds after making the purchase instead of waiting days or weeks for a printed book to arrive in the mail.< Less
Backing Up Your Web Site: Priceless
Tens of thousands of genealogists own personal web sites that display the information they wish to make public to the world. With today's technology, very little computer expertise is required to... More > create a web site. You can find a wide variety of software tools to easily create and maintain a personal web site. Some of those tools will keep copies of everything on your own computer's hard drive while others do not. If your tool of choice does not keep a local copy, ask yourself one question:
"What happens when the web server has a problem?"
Whether you own a genealogy web site or any other sort of web site, you always need to make sure your site is backed up.< Less