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  • Hey Everyone, recently my company is considering needing a web server for customers. as we do not have the money for another physical server, i decided that a virtual server would be the best solution. However i have had other I.T. guys tell me that such a server would interfere with our existing exchange server which resides on my domain controller. now we have two physical servers but they mentioned an IP address conflict and i was wondering if they were talking about an Internal IP problem that could be solved with another NIC amongst other things. Or were they saying i would need another public IP address from my ISP?
    Wednesday, November 9, 2011 4:09 PM

Answers

  • You will either need another public IP address, or some way to route http (port 80) requests through to your specific internal address hosting the web site.  It's very likely that whatever router you're using as your default gateway also has that capability.  So a virtual machine running your web server could have an internal address, and your router could be configured to forward port 80 requests to that internal address.

    Eventually, though, I think you'll find it worthwhile to investigate going with a hosting company.  There are many that also allow you to easily create a company web site.

    http://www.bing.com/search?q=web+site+hosters&src=ie9tr

    Hope this helps,

    Kevin

     

     


    Kevin Remde US DPE - IT Evangelism - Microsoft Corporation http://blogs.technet.com/kevinremde http://twitter.com/kevinremde
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Wednesday, November 16, 2011 1:01 PM
    Wednesday, November 16, 2011 1:01 PM

All replies

  • nothing is conflicting here, seems the IT guys have no knowledge.

    It is good that you have 2 physical server and I am assuming one of them is the domain controller.

    On the second server you can always change the IP address and keep all other setting same, the most common ip address on the network is 192.168.168.x - make sure the the last digits are not similar to the domain controllers ip adress.

     

    Yes you can use your second server for visualization and host the Exchange on top of it. Now it depends how many users you have for email then plan or assign the resources to the virtual server. 


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    Wednesday, November 9, 2011 4:39 PM
  • Try download sun virtual box.. to create your own apache or tomcat server.. for web hosting.. it also depends what kind of load you are running in your environment... do not over load the virtual box.. as it will turn out to be a diesaster.. well normally people use sun virtual box for UAT and development testing purposes..
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    • Proposed as answer by Soh.M Monday, November 14, 2011 4:39 PM
    Monday, November 14, 2011 4:39 PM
  • You will either need another public IP address, or some way to route http (port 80) requests through to your specific internal address hosting the web site.  It's very likely that whatever router you're using as your default gateway also has that capability.  So a virtual machine running your web server could have an internal address, and your router could be configured to forward port 80 requests to that internal address.

    Eventually, though, I think you'll find it worthwhile to investigate going with a hosting company.  There are many that also allow you to easily create a company web site.

    http://www.bing.com/search?q=web+site+hosters&src=ie9tr

    Hope this helps,

    Kevin

     

     


    Kevin Remde US DPE - IT Evangelism - Microsoft Corporation http://blogs.technet.com/kevinremde http://twitter.com/kevinremde
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Wednesday, November 16, 2011 1:01 PM
    Wednesday, November 16, 2011 1:01 PM
  • Thanks everyone for the quick responses. everything was worked out and is working now.
    Wednesday, November 23, 2011 2:41 PM