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How would i set up my own webserver

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i was wondering on how i would be able to set up my own webserver.
i have a D-link DI-614+ router and Windows XP. i was wondering how to get it working from behind a firewall and have it show on the internet as an ip address since i don't want to buy a domain name and have it linked to my computer. also can i host it on wireless or do i have to do hardwired.
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by:philjones85
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the first thing you should do is check out this site
http://www.dslwebserver.com/

to access it through the router, you'll need to use port forwarding (check the router's manual)

and i don't see any reason why you couldn't run a web server off of a wireless connection
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by the way, if you just want something quick and easy with no configuration necessary (after you setup port-forwarding on your router), you may want to check out Simple Web Server from www.analogx.com
http://www.analogx.com/files/sswwwi.exe

it works great and has no configuration options (good for beginner)
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by:jubber2002
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thanks!!!
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by:Nelson_Pires
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You can run IIS 5.1 (Internet Information Services) as your webserver, it needs to be installed from the Windows XP CD, and it's one of the best web servers available.

If you don't have a domain name, you'll need to have a fixed IP, and use it instead, it can be called just like a domain name, but it's more difficult for your users to remember the numbers, apart from it, it provides the same functionality.

On your firewall, make sure you open the usual port 80 for the web server, and it depends on the services you will be running but you might need to open other ports, here's the most used:

FTP: 21
MAIL: 25 & 110
WEB: 80

To host it over wireless, you'll need extra expenssive hardware, that will need to forward data to your ISP main ATM, this is an expenssive procedure. My advise is to use your normal hardwire pipe.
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