Deploying Multiple Public Web Sites

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Charles L Jones, Sep 2, 2004.

  1. SBS 2003 Premium: Any thoughts about using SBS2003 to
    publish multiple public web sites?

    Will SBS2003 be able to handle multiple registered domain
    names along with email for each under one box? If not,
    what needs to be added?

    DMZ - Yes/No? If yes, thoughts on configuring the
    additional box? (think budget)

    And last; Can each site's information be dynamically
    controlled through SQL Server?
    Charles L Jones, Sep 2, 2004
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  2. Hi Charles,

    If those web sites are for 3rd parties, no, you are not allowed to do that.
    SBS is able to handle email for multiple domains. See
    for more information.
    Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Sep 2, 2004
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  3. Hello Charles

    The answers to your questions are yes the server has the ability to host
    multiple websites, you can host mail for multiple domains, and you can use
    SQL for content. That being said there are serveral issues that you should
    review. First, it is not the best idea to make your domain controller a web
    server other than the obvious default items already there such as RWW, OWA,
    sharepoint, OMA and all the other internal services that have web based
    configurations. The next item you want to look at is licensing. You will
    need a license for every authenticated connection to the server. If your
    website requires an authenticated connection like ecommerce sites, owa,
    oma, pop3, rpc over http... then you will need a SBS CAL for each of those
    users. If that list of users will exceed 75 then SBS will not be the
    platform you would want to use. The better option would be to use SBS as
    your exchange server and then add a second server and deploy the Web
    version of Server 2003 or Windows server 2003 standard. It will make the
    domain controller more secure.

    I hope this helps

    Doug Boyd

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Douglas Boyd [MSFT], Sep 2, 2004
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