HELP! Need pointers and direction on webserver setup.
Posted on 2004-08-04
Help, Help, Help!
I am a student that is wanting to setup a webserver to host up to 20 proposed websites and need some pointers in what direction to go!
2 x PCs running windows XP professional (one of which I plan to dedicate for use as a server).
Visual Studio 2003 to write the pages in ASP.NET which will be reading data from an database.
Windows 2003 Server (web edition).
Access 2003 Database.
A fixed IP address and broadband connection.
Old Cobalt Raq2 (2nd hand unused as yet)
Server hosting up to 10 different sites (probably all reading data from the same database).
Server on which i can run NOWSMS software as a service (this software enables my web site to send sms messages to a sms gateway according to selection on the web site).
Security so that nobody can download any of the mobile content I am planning to sell unless they have my permission.
Same server to host WAP sites also (operating in similar manner to to other above sites ie dynamically reading data from the database) - this will only be accessed by mobile devices.
Efficient database that will work with html pages and wml pages (only have experience of access at present)
Server that can also host an ecommerce site.
I know this may sound like the basics here but I am doing this work as part of a project that I am working on and with so many different options available i am beginning to get very confused - any pointers you could give me would be much appreciated and will enable me to start planning this site!