Hosting an Internet Web site

It is recommended that you do not host your Internet Web site on a computer running Windows SBS. The server is a domain controller and provides all the services to your network. Therefore, to minimize the resource impact of hosting a Web site, it is recommended that you host your Web site either on a second server in your network, or with an Internet service provider (ISP).   If you still want to host your company's Internet Web site on Windows SBS, it is recommended that you create only a business card Web site. A business card Web site provides basic information about your company, such as contact information and company history.

Caution If you have an existing Web site, it is recommended that you create a backup of your server, copy the files for your existing Web site to the default Internet Information Service (IIS) Web site in IIS, and then test to make sure that you can access services on your Web server. If you cannot access the Web services, you can restore your server using the backup.

To allow Internet users to access your business card Web site, you must log on as a member of the Domain Admins security group and run the Configure E-mail and Internet Connection Wizard. For more detailed information about how to do this, see "To allow access to Web services on the server" in the online help for the Server Management console. For related information, see the product documentation on the Windows Small Business Server 2003 Web site

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