The home page for a website is served based on the configuration of the web server that hosts it.
Typically, the default setting would be that on attempting to reach the root of any directory, the server would attempt to serve a file named index, either index.html, index.php, or index.asp (this is generally down to the preference of the person building the ...
If you can host it, build it, and copy right it, what are all these
"pay for websites" places for?
You can. Precisely what we did in the beginning:
pay for a fast dedicated line and IP address (or setup dynamic IP addressing)
buy a router
build a server hardware
setup the server software (OS,
database server, webserver, security, automated processes)
There are several reasons to pay for web hosting.
Your web host should have 99.9% uptime or better. It is hard to achieve that at home. Does your house ever lose power or have an internet outage? Do you have a backup generator and an uninterruptible power supply? Do you maintain multiple internet connections in case one goes out?
Most web ...
I think for a beginner, trying to figure out such intricacies will not be beneficial in your own interest. Why not instead do practical projects related with web development and such concerns will gradually be addressed along the way.
Most people choose to pay for hosting for multiple reasons.
Site availability: A personal computer isn't really built for serving a website to however many visitors you would get. Most people turn their PCs off from time to time, and most people have limited bandwidth for their internet connection. So, if your site suddenly got popular, most people's ...