How to host my own web site

Posted on 2002-07-17
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Greetings all,

I need some assistance.

I'm very, very new to this.

I would like to know the steps needed to get my web site to point to my server.

My OS is Windows 2000 Server Family. The Computer is a Dell Poweredge 500SC

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Doctor Zyn
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1) Register your domain with a domain registrar like Verisign,,, etc.

2) Have the DNS entries there point to your DNS server or your ISP's DNS server if you don't have a DNS server of your own.

3) Enter or have entered the IP address/hostname of your site in the DNS server database.

4) Install and configure IIS on your W2K Server.

5) Enjoy!
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4.5) Install all service packs and IIS patches for Win2K, otherwise you'll be leaving your server WIDE open for hacking attempts.
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And first make sure that your ISP gives you a static IP address...

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