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hi,
I just want to ask what are the requirement in establishing web server (windows based) both hardware and software.
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for a simple web server servicing less than a few thousand hits per day, any old PC with a pentiumIII cpu will do the job.

take any PC hardware that you can run windows2000 server for a good starting point.

Cheers.
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Aside from PC Hardware with windows 2000 server, what else do I need?
Do I need the Public IP? and others?

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Or "How to setup a web server?"
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yes, you will need to ask your ISP for a static IP address.

You *can* use a dynamic dns service that allows you to do this with a dynamic IP, but there are always delays when your address changes that your web site will appear to be offline.

Lastly, you need an internet connection and a modem that will support port forwarding (almost all of them do these days)

Remember too that with many broadband internet plans, the upload speed is less than the download, and that for your web server, upload is important!

>> Or "How to setup a web server?"

you probably shouldn't confuse "set up a web server" with "set up a web site".

"Web Server" is easy:  Windows on a PC.

"Web Site" can be more complicated, and you may not even need a dedicated PC at all.

(PS: all this advice is assuming you want to have your own server - i.e. not a hosted solution and that you want to do it cheap.  If either of those is incorrect, then disregard just about everything I just said! ;-)

Cheers!
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by:rtdavid
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last question. Is it advisable to have a single land card (NIC) for a web server? or it does not matter i have 2 NIC in web server?
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Hi,

no, it does't matter at all from a server perspective, but it may matter from a security perspective - for example, if you use one interface to cvonnect direct to internet, and the other to your secured LAN, then that can be bad. But if you only need to use one interface, or connet both to the internet, then that is just fine.

Cheers.
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ok thanks.
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