I used to run a website.
I had it running from home and used a dynamic website (http://www.dynip.com
) IP address to forward to my current IP because I only had a dial up connection. (Yes I know, very slow)
Anyway, what happened was one day was that someone got into my website and changed the password on my firewall (inbuilt into the web program which was Omnihttp).
I was very impressed, upset and concerned all at the same time, but thankfully this hacker only wanted to get at my files for free and not delete anything which I assume he/she could have if they wanted to?
Anyway, my question is this.
I am wanting to run another web site again, this time I have a broadband connection, and a static IP address. I would like your recommendations on what the best web server software is to use, something easy preferably, and definitely secure (as possible).
I have someone who will design the website for me, but I will need to be able to update it and run it. I am a Qualified Desktop Engineer and have limited HTML programming knowledge so should be able/would like to be able to pick up things on the new web server reasonably quickly....
I have no knowledge of Unix or Linux and don't really want to learn so Apache is out????
I am running Windows 98SE, 512MB, Duron 1200.
I am more than capable of upgrading to Windows 2000 Pro or XP Pro if you would so recommend but I also play a lot of multiplayer games so would like to keep Windows 98SE if possible.
Please provide a link for the Web Server software you would recommend (so I can download it easily) and an explanation as to why you would recommend it.
It should be easy to use, compatible with 98SE preferably and be as secure as possible.