Could I host out of cable modem? If I connect the cable modem and server to a APC Back-UPS.. would that still stay alive on power outtages? I have one that gives me 69 minutes of backup time on outtages (plenty of time IMO).
Yes you can, but as Flytrap says, it's not cost effective and you're probably breaking your TOS. Most (if not all) Cable modem companies do NOT like the idea of hosting websites on their servers. My DSL provider lets me, and I've been doing so (I hosted a full domain on my crappy server once with HTTP, FTP, POP, and SMTP). The only thing you have to remember about hosting on dynamic IP's is that you need a dynamic DNS service.
Didn't know exactly where to post this.. figured Network would probably be the closest.
I'm trying to come up with my own webhosting business. A little something on the side, nothing major.. if it grows it's great. Kinda new to this though. I'm pretty much sure on the hardware I would need. Need some advice on the software (what I need) and I have questions on the uptime and server connection.
You'd want to get a real hosting company then. Honestly, the website I serve out of my home server is a cheapy website. It's nice for stuff between family and friends, but for anything professional, I'd rather opt for a more professional solution. Check out www.arshost.com
it's ran by one of the MaxPC elites.