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By sinha_ak04 ·
Should we host a Website on our local exchange / ISA server. Or is it better to host it out side.

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I wouldn't....

by billbohlen@hallmarkchannl In reply to IT Manager

The biggest question is how much traffic you think your site will generate, and whether your company's infrastructure can handle it.
Another big question is whether the web site is going to be a revenue generator or not (i.e. how much $$$ can you put into the site).
Another question is how feature-rich the site is going to be. Is it going to require constant development and maintenance?

Often it is more cost-effective to outsource your web site to a company that can handle it, development, and maintenance.

I would advise strongly against putting an website accessible from the Internet on the same server that your e-mail and proxy server reside on. Windows servers on the Internet are huge targets even if they are "locked down". If someone hacks your web site, they will also be able to hack your e-mail and proxy server.
It's much safer (not to mention cheaper) to use a separate,secured Linux server running Apache for simple web sites.

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Never Ever

by BFilmFan In reply to IT Manager

Never host externally exposed website on a local network server.

Unless you are planning to see how many times a day you can be attacked.

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