So I thought of expanding upon the network by adding a server. This way I can have my own Exchange 2007 and IIS7 Web server internally. This will give me a lot more control over everything, and save me a little money as well. The business class DSL cost more than the home version with Dynamic IPs, but I should be able to make up for that with the savings of hosting my own email and web sites.
I will have 5 static IPs to use as I need on my network. I’ll use my Dell XPS computer as my server for now. I only have one PC so the server will have to serve triple duty. It will be a DNS, DHCP, Exchange 2007, and II7 Server. I will also setup PHP 5 and MySQL 5 on the server for hosting my online store, web sites and blogs. This blog in fact will end up being hosted on my own server. The server OS will be Windows 2008 R2.
I’ll need to reconfigure the Cisco router to use a static IP instead of Dynamic. Plus I’ll need to add ip nat inside source static <Private / Inside IP Address> <Public IP Address 2> to the configuration to point a public IP of my choosing to my private internal IP of my server.