Hey duderiños, so I wanna have my own server where I can host stuff. The internet has gotten to be a place where doing that isn't so simple anymore. It's getting difficult to hotlink images on forums, for instance.
Now, the only problem is that I've never done this and I have no idea how to go about it. I have an old laptop that I'm wondering whether it would suffice for running a server. Failing that, I guess I could put together some sort of server machine out of parts that I don't use right now. From what I gather, Linux is popular for servers, but I'm rather daunted by having to do a bunch of stuff in it that I know nothing about, and perhaps Windows would be easier somehow. Then again, I've never tried running a Windows computer as a server either, so that may be all kinds of tricky for all I know.
Then there's getting the computer online and acting as a server. I don't even know how that works. People running servers seem to pay for traffic (so whenever someone loads anything hosted on your server, it costs you).
Hey maybe I could google some stuff to even get a basic idea as to what a server is. I guess I'll do that later, now I just wanted to post this thread to make my idea known, and maybe you can shoot it down or something.