Publishing a Student Web Portal to the internet
My boss has decided that our current LMS isn't providing enough data to the parents so he would like us to use our SMS' built-in web portal which has heaps of data for parents and students. The only problem is I'm not entirely sure the steps I need to take to publish an internal site (http://databaseserver/studentportal, for example) and make that accessable to external networks. We have an ISA server setup through which all our traffic flows and our website is hosted off-site by a third party (with a Cpanel admin console on our server).
I'm vaguely certain I need to add/create a CName to point to our static IP and have a web listener on the ISA to redirect to the database server that hosts the portal. We currently already have our OWA setup and redirects to the exchange server fine, which I would like to avoid ruining if possible.
Does anyone have any resources or tips for doing this? I'm not sure what I might be doing wrong but so far I can't seem to publish to external networks.
1. create cname pointing to 192.168.1.1 (just using an example.) so when student's parent goes to http://mywebsite.com/studentportal they are redirected to the database server with IIS and the website that pulls data from the SMS.
2. create ISA rule to listen on port 80 for requests and forward to http://databaseserver/studentportal internally.
Always appreciate the help.