I have just installed Xampp, and also a newbie experimenting on setting up a home web server. I had managed to get the server to go live, with my domain pointed to it.
Few queries for my understanding:
1) To get into the server, all i need to do is to point my web browser to my home ip. since i am using a router, there are several PCs attached to it. the questions is, how would it direct me to the PC where i had my xampp installed to? say my home ip is 188.8.131.52 and my xampp server ip is 192.168.4.45, wouldnt i need to point to http://184.108.40.206/192.168.4.45 in order to locate the server?
2) what if i have 2 PCs running xampp?
3) i have installed a firewall software with port 80 opened, and had my router forward port forwarded as well. in terms of security, do i need to beef up anything else? can i assume that with the installation of xampp, security has been taken care of? will users from the internet be able to access files within the server?