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Problem regarding to IIS

March 26, 2011 at 16:57:46
Specs: Windows 7
Hi guys

I have huge problem regarding to IIS and please help me on this :)

the case scenario is that we have a server that running win srv 2003 on it and broad band internet connection and valid IP...Now my superior wants to host our website on that server

I know that i need to install IIS on it but I don't know

first : how to install it and then host the web site correctly

second : how the internet users can access the web site through internet via our domain name that we registered already

plz help me on this ....

Actually I've thought on another scenario and I want you all to help me is it ok that I install direct admin or plesk or cpanel on that server ??? and if it's good idea ... please help me on this too ....


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March 26, 2011 at 18:50:17
I have two suggestions.

1. Have the site hosted by a reputable hosting company. Best.
2. Engage the services of a professional.

Hosting a website is not a job for an amateur. If no one in your organization has the knowledge to do this properly then you need the services of someone who does, not just advice from a forum. If you get this wrong, and it is all to easy to do so, your site's security will be at serious risk.

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March 26, 2011 at 19:28:46

here is the exact matter :

we recently change our site's programming / know we have an online reservation system (we currently work at a hotel ) the programmer company give us our reservation system but they said that they can't connect online database with the one that resides on the Hotel's server so they suggested this plan to my superior (host a website on local server ) so that they can't reside the online database and the resevation will be ok

but I said that they program a database for online reservation and connect it to the database resides on hotels server but they didn't accept

and my superior wants me to do this ....

This is my exact prob

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March 27, 2011 at 02:14:47
I'd agree with LMiller7. If you don't know how to do this then you need professional help. Either hire a consultant, and make sure that they documents everything and shows you what they are doing at every step of the process, or else get youself booked on a good course about installing and managing IIS and be prepared for a long lead time getting this up and running. If the company that is already working with you on this cannot help then find someone who can work in conjunction with, or instead of, them.

This is something that is important to your business, so you don't want a situation where the website goes down or, worse still, private information on your database is exposed to the world. The potential for financial loss and possible legal action is too great if you get something wrong.

The details of what you need to do could not possibly be covered in an Internet forum.

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