New to the game.......HELP!!! RRS feed

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  •   I have 2008 standard edition and I want to start hosting and creating web sites. I have registered a domain name. Got commercial internet service with a static IP address. I got my gateway hooked up to my router which is a (belkin)  and my server hooked up to the router.  I have a setup seven roles on my server, active directory domains services, active directory federation services, active directory lightweight directory services, dns server, file server, print services and web server.  I have contacted my  hosting company and changed my dns server to my static IP address.  I have assign my static IP address to my belkin router.  And in my router I have assigned all http port 80 to my server, through a IP address assigned to my server from the router.  And also the dns an FTP traffic is routed to my server through the router.  I have some knowledge of this but it is not doing what I want it to do.  Can someone please help me to set this thing up so I can host my web sites.

    Monday, September 15, 2008 11:48 PM


  • Hi,


    Generally speaking, your steps are correct. If you concern about hosting the web site on your own server, you may refer to the following link which briefs the steps to configure web site hosting:




    After you configure it, you may check if it works by the following test


    1.      Can you ping the static IP address from an external client?

    2.      Can you ping the external server by name from an external client?

    3.      Can you telnet the 80 port of the server by its IP address?

    4.      Can you access the web site by the static IP address of the server from an external client?

    5.      Can you access the web site by http://localhost/*** from the server itself?

    6.      What is the exact error you receive when you try to access the web site?


    Hope it helps.
    David Shen - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by David Shen Monday, September 22, 2008 1:53 AM
    Friday, September 19, 2008 8:33 AM