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Ever wanted to have a place where you could keep your files and access them anywhere you get an Internet connection? Say you wanted to have your music library available in case you wanted to give a song to one of your friends, or maybe you wanted to let your relatives download your entire library of vacation photos, or maybe you need a place to host programs you write or maps you make. How about a Web page? Ever wanted to have your own Web page? All of these can be accomplished with a home Web server It's actually really simple to set up a Web server at home. I'm going to use this while I'm away at college to host game servers, have an offsite file backup, and share files with friends. Since the PC hosting the server will be at my house and I will be in my dorm room, obviously I can't just walk over and start changing system settings, so we'll need some kind of remote access.
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You might have come across a choice of buying or leasing a car. Leasing a car frees you from the high-end purchase cost. Also, you can book a new one if you do not like it. However, if you decide to purchase a car, you will have to bear all the expenses, but you are the owner. Choosing one is tough as both of them have their pros and cons. The situation mentioned above is the same when choosing between an in-house server and cloud hosting services. One of the significant differences between the in-house server and cloud hosting is the housing of their server system. In an in-house server also known as a dedicated server , the infrastructure is set up in the office premises, and you need a dedicated space for the server system.