As I was looking for a webhost to host some important files of me that I need at various locations, I 'discovered' what I already knew: filehosting is expensive! :)
As I'm exploring some alternative web file-sharing methods, I heard some people found a way to share files from their local computer to the web. When they enter a specific IP-adress or URL, they will be able to acces the files from their computers (read-only acces). I'm aware of the fact that my computer has to be power on any given time to acces my files, but that's not a problem at all. This seemed a great way to solve my problem with the expensive hosting, but trying to realize this I ran across a few questions.
What i want to do:
Share some files from my local PC (HDD) to the web, without the use of an external hosting-service.
As I don't have any experience with all this, I basically got two questions.
First of all, I don't have a static IP-adress, so I need a way around that. I heard about a few methods to fix this (using DynDNS). Tried it, but no succes at all, as there are a lot of options to configure, and I'm not sure (don't have a clue) how to do this.
Also, I don't really know how to 'share' my files. I'll probably have to install a web server such as Apache, and put my files in a 'htdocs'-folder, as I already learned digging around at the web. But anyone got some clear instructions on how to configure this Apache-server, or has another webserver I could use to do the job? (I'm running Windows 7 )
So, actually it comes to these 2 questions:
- 1: How to navigate to your dynamic IP from the web, using a static link
- 2: How to configure a webserver on a local machine for file sharing on the web
Greetings, and thanks for helping! :)