This is what I'm trying to do:
Got a Windows Server 2008 R2 instance at home (dynamic ip), and want to expose one or more of its websites (IIS 7.5). Here's what I think I should be doing, and I'm not sure about some of the steps:
Obviously setup a forwarding rule on my router so that any HTTP:80 requests are forwarded to the Win2k8 server. Already did this. Is there any benefit to setting the server to be the DMZ machine?
Since it has a dynamic ip, I will need to install a dyanmic dns update client, probably no-ip's.
I've got my domain hosted on winhost.com, and want to leave it there, but it has a DNS manager interface that allows me to create A, MX, CNAME and TXT records.
From what I've been reading, I could create a CNAME record for mysubdomain.mydomain.com and point it to my named dynamic ip, like mysubdomain.no-ip.com, and it should work
so, first question: am I on the right path with this?
second question: If I wanted to expose two different websites from the home server, using different domains (one being subdomain.mydomain.com and the other being www.domain2.com), when it comes to IIS, should I expose them both through the 80 port/binding, just with different domains (they allow you to type a domain name). If not, should they be different ports in the IIS website for domain2.com, and how could I still xpose it as www.domain2.com from the outside?
Thanks for the help.