I would like to host a forum, but I'm not quite sure where to start. It's going to be a small forum, probably no more than about 50 users. Would it be possible to host from my home PC? If so, how? I have a pII 333mhz w/ 384MB RAM and a 12GB HD running Win98. When I get my new PC, the only thing I will be using the pII for is surfing the web, and word processing. Would I be able to use this old PC as a server? If not, I was considering buying an slightly newer machine, and just using that as a slave server for the Forum, but how fast would it have to be, and what else would it need on it? I need to be able to upload files via FTP as well. Anybody want to help me out here, I know it's awfully vague, but basically I just need to know what I need to get setup. Domain name, DNS, what else? What capabilities (i.e. Processor speed, RAM, HD space) would the PC need to be to handle a small user load? I have a cable modem, but I am constantly downloading and uploading on DC++ and BT, so would it be better to split my connection between the server (old PC) and new PC, or should I get seperate dedicated line to the server? Any links, guides, or FAQ's would be extremely helpful, thanks in advance.