Years ago, partly out of curiosity, I started self-hosting web sites on a server located at my house. As I was doing consulting, this allowed me to set up client visible sites for testing and demonstration.
This presented a bit of a problem as I wasn’t willing to foot the cost of a fixed IP address and a “business” account. So, I had to find a way to make my DHCP assigned IP address public. Dyndns.com to the rescue. At the time, they were about the only option available. And for a basic set up, free.
Back then, I was running on Windows Server 2003 (32 bit) and the machine was set up as a web server, a file server and our internet proxy.
This configuration served well enough for several years, but several things happened to change that. The hardware started to become unstable, Server 2003 was sunsetted and new .NET versions no longer supported it, and I started to add video and other technologies to my development portfolio.
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