Why? Because some ISPs do not allow web servers and will block port 80 and the other email server ports so people don't set up servers at home.
I have come to a stopping point in the process and hoping you guys could help me out. I set-up a webserver in my home, I know it works. I can connect to it via ip form inside. I also registered several domain names and changed the A records to go to my ip address. I also set my router to forward all port 80 request to the server. I figure the dns may work, because I can enter the domain address www.dailygreenster.com in on any computer at my house and it resolves to my server and IP. However I have not been able to connect from outside computers(outside of my network). The message I get is that the Network timed out. Which I think means "no connection". However when I remote connect to my server, (which I can) I see that the server is running and typing the same address in on that computer resolves to the website.
The server is not running a firewall and the router is not either.
Any ideas? Anything I can try or did I miss something?