Can I host 2 public websites on separate servers with static IPs behind Linksys befvp41?
Posted on 2008-11-12
We have have had an MS SBS 2003 R2 SP2 with one NIC set up for several years now in our office. The SBS hosts our company DC, website, e-mail, file server, etc. via a BEFVP41 router with all necessary ports forwarded to the internal static IP on the server. The router serves as the DHCP for all office computers. I have purchased and connected an MS Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition with SP2 to the domain. Our external IP is static and provided by Cablevision. Cablevision provides us with 5 Static IPs through a Cisco 851 with all ports open (we have no access to the router, it is managed by Cablevision) as the gateway and then the BEFVP41 behind the 851. Since we cannot manage the Cisco 851, I need the Linksys to open and forward the necessary ports to the internal static IP of the SBS for all the services that are needed. The SBS has one of the Cablevision provided external Static IPs assigned to it and is working fine.
I have a separate domain name, with its own external IP, picked out the pool of Static IPs assigned to us by Cablevision, that I would like to use to host our company blog on the newly added Server 2003 R2. Cablevision hosting has pointed the additional domain name to the Static IP that I assigned it out of the static IP pool. How can I host the additional public website (for the blog) on the added server, behind our current befvp41 Linksys router? Is that possible? Can I host two separate web sites, both public on two separate servers ( The SBS 2003 and the regular Sever 2003) behind the befvp41? Should use a different router? I have an RV042 as a backup just in case.
A detailed answer with step by step explanation would be appreciated. I am not an IT Pro, but I am able to do 95% of my own IT work, so I a more of a geek than a newbie.