Hosting Own IIS Webserver On Home PC and Pointing Internet Domains To This PC
Posted on 2004-08-05
I have two active internet domains, and rather than pay a hosting company to provide webspace for these domains I would like to host them on my PC at home. They will be low traffice sites. I have a reliable 512kbps ADSL broadband connection.
1) How do I point these internet domains to my home IP address? So that when someone enters the domain in their webbrowser, internet DNS knows to point them to my home ip address of say 188.8.131.52?
2) Do I have to have a static IP address on my home PC? I currently use a dynamic IP service which translates a domain name to my IP address. Could I point the internet domain, to this dynamic domain, which is then resolved to my home IP address?
3) How do I configure IIS 5 to provide the correct local website on my PC acccording to the internet domain entered by the user in their web browser?