|I am wanting to host my own server in my house, which other computers are able to connect to from the internet to.|
I do not own 2 separate computers, so I need to balance uses as a server computer and a personal computer
Ok, without meaning to be, or sound, rude....you have to understand that this isn't a great idea. First of all, yourhighspeed internet package isn't likely to have high enough bandwidth to support a busy server. If it's just two or three of your friends connecting to your server, it might work ok, providing you're not actually trying to play the game at the same time on the same computer.
Which leads me to my second reason why this isn't a good idea. It would sort of work ok with a separate server to host the game. But if you're planning on playing the game, on the same PC that's hosting the server.....well, your performance is going to suck big time!
Since what you'd like to do is not a good idea, I highly recommend against doing this unless you can make a couple of things happen.
One, you'll most definately want a separate computer for the server side software of the game.
Second, you'll either want a 5 Mbps, or faster, internet connection, or even better yet, a separate internet connection for your server that isolates it away from your main connection.