I'm using Cox residential. I'd like to have the ability to host multiple sites from my own server and eventually charge for hosting. Is the business plan the only way? Cox is pretty notorious for blocking ports. Its $90/month without a contract plus $200 one time install fee.
Why on earth would you host from home? Are you prepared for power outages, Internet outages, being at home 24/7 to deal with problems, and are you competent to fend off DDOS attacks?
Most site don't need anything more than shared hosting for $10/mo. or less, where someone else takes care of all the problems above. You can likely rent a private server for the amount you were thinking of paying for a Cox business plan.
Mostly to build my development skills for captive audiences (small non-profits). This isn't as much about an ideal hosting solution as gaining experience with the lamp platform and live development. But I remembered my dad has a business account so I'll go from there. Thanks for the reply.