I don't know if this is posted in the correct area, so forgive me if it isn't but I couldn't find a proper area for this.
What I would like to know is this. I have a computer running windows 7 professional. Connected to my home hub, I have a hard drive where I store all my stuff. It is a buffallo hard drive with 1 terrabite of storage, so plenty there. I use this as a 'network' drive.
Now, with me busy playing around with php and mysql for websites, I would like to know if it is possible to use this network drive as a server to host a website that I am doing for myself. Can I designate a folder on the drive to use as a place to host from? It will need to run php and mysql.
So from an applications perspective, if you kept the website content located network drive, as long as windows has assigned this network drive a "drive letter", the web server installed on your computer should be able to use this network drive. However, it doesnt make sense to host the application on your windows server, pulling data from a network drive. the performance would be on the floor.