What does it take to make my Web site (currently private) visible to "the outside world"?
Posted on 2007-12-05
I'm running IIS on Windows Server 2003. It's on a private network, 192.168.10. Can somebody please point me to an article that outlines the logical steps I need to take for anybody on the public Internet to see my Web site?
I'm familiar with registering domain names. And I've always had my Web sites hosted by a third-party Web site hosting service. And now I have a Web site that's only visible on our private network. But my boss is needing me to make the site visible to the community. Actually, I work for a school and we need the parents to be able to see the student information. Any clarification of the issues I'm about to face would be helpful.
I suspect that building a VPN might be an option, but I don't know enough about VPNs to phrase my question in that regard. The other extreme, I guess, would be to host my publicly-visible domain/Web site locally. Is it really just two options?