Help setting up a hosted external web site in an SBS 2003 environment
Posted on 2012-12-21
My boss has asked about setting up a website for the company. It is not going to be anything fancy, really just a bio about the company and an online job application. We want to set this up without interfering with our current setup/operations. Our current setup is this:
1. We have had our domain name registered for a couple of years (www.mydomain.com).
2. We have DSL with a static IP address setup at the office through CenturyLink.
3. We have Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 setup that provides the following functionality:
1. Email services using SBS 2003 Exchange
2. Remote access for several users via Remote Web Workplace
Email is (and has been) working since we setup SBS 2003, so I know our MX record is configured correctly.
Remote Web Workplace (RWW) is working. We access it by navigating to: myserver.mydomain.com\remote
My initial thoughts were to have someone like GoDaddy host the web page. I figured email would still work as long as the MX record continued pointing to the local SBS 2003 server. However, I don’t think RWW will still work because the DNS for www.mydomain.com would point to the hosted website and not the SBS 2003 server. Is my thinking correct here? If so, could I setup DNS so that if I tried to access myserver.mydomain.com\remote, I would be redirected to our SBS 2003 server?
I know these are basic questions, but I want to make sure I understand the flow of things before we put out any money or make any changes?
As always, thanks in advance for your help and sharing your knowledge.