First post, so hello to everyone. I'm currently in the middle of designing my first website (iWeb, no less!) and am hoping to have it online very soon. However, i'm unsure of the best option to take regarding a host. The easiest option will be to do it myself through Apache, but there are two things stopping me. Firstly, how secure is it? I mentioned the idea to a friend who thought it would open my Mac up to the world through the site and therefore very dangerous. How realistic is this, in view of the fact my only security is the Mac OSX firewall as well as my ISP's? And i do not want a password on the site (not that it would stop anyone wanting to hack, i'd imagine). I have googled around but come up with no firm answers. Secondly, my ISP currently allows me a Monthly Usage of 6GB, which i don't use all of - probably about 3/4Gb per month. Would this rapidly increase if i host my own website? Granted, it may be taking a dozen hits a day at most, but i have examples of work that would be downloaded (300k each or so). Is it just easier to get someone to host it for me, rather than putting my only Mac at risk? Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.