Re: How to make my Web Site available in XP
Hi, this is possible. I'll explain how can you can host your website from your Windows XP PC. I assume you have Professional edition of Windows XP. Keep your Windows XP CD handy. Here we go
You need to install microsoft's IIS (Internet information services) on your PC. This is included on your Windows XP disk. To install it, insert your Windows XP cd & open up the Windows XP Control Panel.
Open up Add/Remove Programs. Click on the Add/Remove Windows Components tab. In the Window's Component's wizard, find and select Internet Information Services (IIS). Click on next & complete the installation.
Now, you'll have a folder in your c drive
C:/Inetpub. Open it up, you'll see another folder wwwroot. wwwroot is the folder where your website files go. Open it up & paste your entire website content there. Don't touch the other files which are previously there such as iisstart.asp.
Now the next step is to register your IP as a nameserver on the internet. This is free, but to do so you will need a Dedicated IP. You probably have one since you use DSL. You can register the nameserver at your domain registrar. The nameserver pattern would be
IP of the nameserver will be the IP of your PC!
To determine your IP, visit whatismyip.com
You are all set and good to go