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Is it possible to setup a folder on a normal server and be able to see it via http from the outside?

Do I setup a new web in IIS and point the router to its port??

Do I need to have a proper web server in place.

Any help appreciated.
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
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What about simply setting up dropbox, google drive, microsoft one drive if you want to share files.  There is going to be  a security issue with this.  What are you trying to do?  View a web page or share files?
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A website will pull off pdf's as requested. the pdf's will be generated inhouse - the program will let not let the user see what is happening, it will simply pull the relevant pdf. I am not doing the website I have just been asked to get this working. I asked if I could use ftp but they said it has to be http????
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The answer to your question is it can be done.  The reason I added topics to your question for security and webservers is for somebody more versed in network security to help out.  

You could turn on iis, open up port 80 (or any port) in your firewall and let traffic in via your IP.  If you wanted to use the domain name, you would need a bit of dns work.  

I don't know that I would simply open up my office network and server to the outside.  And that is where some other Experts can help guide you.

If it where me, I would try persuade my client to not use their own network and simply use a service like google drive.  For $50 per year, you can open up a google apps for business account for one person, point a subdomain to that account, create a small website that uses google drive to securely store files.  Or for that matter, there are plenty of web hosts you can get from $5 to $30 per month and do the same.  Point a subdomain to that service and keep incoming traffic out of your private office network.
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