I hope some one can give me some advice on the problem I'm facing.
Here is some background:
I need to host a asp.net 3.5 website through a static IP and a not to common port over the internet. Currently I have a intranet site running on the company's network on a standard XP machine on IIS 5.1, no problem, low trafic. The internet site will also only manage low trafic for the time being.
The problem I found now is that IIS 5.1 on XP don't support more than one website on a different port. And also it does not support SSL very well. I'm running vista with IIS 6 that can support the multiple sites on different ports, but it seems SSL is also going to be a problem. I want to use a SSL certificate that I can create on my own, just to handle the encryption between the server and the clients, so to buy one from thawte is not a priority now.
The only thing I can think of is to get a Windows 2003 server web edition and manage the sites on that server.
I hope someone can give me some advice on this matter.
Is Win XP a lost case for this purpose?
Can I run the site on Win 2003 with my own SSL certificate?
Any other ideas would also be appreciated.