So I have a dynamic IP from my ISP right now, but I am looking to get a static IP so I can host a web server.
My question is how would I set up a web server in a network environment of about 20 computers?
How exactly will people be able to connect to this machine from the internet?
Sounds like an easy question: "just type in the IP", but there's more than that...
Correct me if I'm wrong but when we order a static IP, the last octet is different for each machine, right?
So if I have a static ip of: 67.123.456.*
Say 67.123.456.01-20 are desktops
and say 67.123.456.32 is the web server.
Does it work that way?
Or do we get a full static IP (all 4 octets) and the web server will be recognized automatically? If so, what happens if 2 web servers run in this environment?
So if a user types in my static ip, how does it know which computer on my network is the web server?
I know a lot about networking and computers, but I have never deployed a web server to the outside world, only in LANs, so this is new to me.