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Need an Apache server that I can access anywhere, just to practice PHP, mySQL, etc.

tharden3
916 512MB
Hello,

I am looking at hosting options with Apache, PHP, and MySQL so that I can learn web development. My question is: what is the difference between a traditional web host and AWS/Google cloud services? I see that both AWS and Google Cloud Compute offer Linux virtual hosting instances where I could install what I need.

Cheers,
Tim
Jul 19 '17 #1

✓ answered by Niheel

A traditional web host will most likely be a shared space on a dedicated server. It will have some common management interfaces and there will be plenty of knowledge around on how to use it.

AWS and Google Cloud tend to have their own unique interfaces though the learning curve to setup is a little steeper. But if your applications ever grow theres room to scale on these services.

If you're testing and playing around I'd say a good web host should suffice.

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Niheel
2,418 Expert Mod 2GB
A traditional web host will most likely be a shared space on a dedicated server. It will have some common management interfaces and there will be plenty of knowledge around on how to use it.

AWS and Google Cloud tend to have their own unique interfaces though the learning curve to setup is a little steeper. But if your applications ever grow theres room to scale on these services.

If you're testing and playing around I'd say a good web host should suffice.
Jul 20 '17 #2
bakertaylor28
38 32bit
What you could do is install a VM with Tor, SSH, and apache or whatever, and then use Tor to create an onion service that answers to an apache server or whatever. As long as you leave the VM running, you can use ssh to access it from outside the VM and outside your local network via an .onion domain. You can read more about that here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.onion you can get Tor here: http://www.torproject.org
Mar 6 '21 #3
SwissProgrammer
206 128KB
"just to practice"

If this is your first step in the web site development direction, then you might have fun.
Mar 7 '21 #4

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