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Do More with Less: Turn Windows 98 into a reliable Web server

Learn how to host Web sites on Windows 98

While visiting TechRepublic’s Technical Q&A, I came across an interesting post by a member that calls himself ARG CIO. ARG CIO is challenging TechRepublic members to set up a multidomain Web server running Windows 98. Although he already knows the answer, it took him three months to find it and he wants to confirm that he is correct. His Windows 98 challenge is worth 1,000 TechPoints. Here is ARG CIO’s challenge. Good luck!

The scenario
I want to start a small business in my home. I have a PC at home with an ADSL Internet connection (768K). I have a Web site running on PWS that I want to keep running. I have a customer who wants to put up three small Web sites, with each one having its own registered domain. The first site will provide information about the company, and the other two will feature its products. I want to maximize my profit and look as professional as possible. Eventually, I want to add more customers with their own domains. If bandwidth becomes a problem, I will be expanding to a T1 line.

My home PC is very stable, and I often play games on it. The PC runs Windows 98, and this will not change. I want 95 percent+ uptime—even when I am playing games. Dual booting is also not an option, and I don't have much money, so a cheap solution is best. A second machine is definitely too expensive.

My solution
After working on this issue for two months, I found an answer that works and is 100 percent free. This was one of the hardest problems I have ever solved, and I need your help to test my research.

Solutions requested
Do you have a solution to ARG CIO’s Web server question? If so, you could be awarded 1,000 TechPoints for your response. To submit an answer, visit ARG CIO’s post in the TechRepublic Technical Q&A.
Did you know that other TechRepublic members could answer your tough technical questions? Visit the Technical Q&A today to find out more.
While visiting TechRepublic’s Technical Q&A, I came across an interesting post by a member that calls himself ARG CIO. ARG CIO is challenging TechRepublic members to set up a multidomain Web server running Windows 98. Although he already knows the answer, it took him three months to find it and he wants to confirm that he is correct. His Windows 98 challenge is worth 1,000 TechPoints. Here is ARG CIO’s challenge. Good luck!

The scenario
I want to start a small business in my home. I have a PC at home with an ADSL Internet connection (768K). I have a Web site running on PWS that I want to keep running. I have a customer who wants to put up three small Web sites, with each one having its own registered domain. The first site will provide information about the company, and the other two will feature its products. I want to maximize my profit and look as professional as possible. Eventually, I want to add more customers with their own domains. If bandwidth becomes a problem, I will be expanding to a T1 line.

My home PC is very stable, and I often play games on it. The PC runs Windows 98, and this will not change. I want 95 percent+ uptime—even when I am playing games. Dual booting is also not an option, and I don't have much money, so a cheap solution is best. A second machine is definitely too expensive.

My solution
After working on this issue for two months, I found an answer that works and is 100 percent free. This was one of the hardest problems I have ever solved, and I need your help to test my research.

Solutions requested
Do you have a solution to ARG CIO’s Web server question? If so, you could be awarded 1,000 TechPoints for your response. To submit an answer, visit ARG CIO’s post in the TechRepublic Technical Q&A.
Did you know that other TechRepublic members could answer your tough technical questions? Visit the Technical Q&A today to find out more.
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