Trying to configure an apache web server on my home network and had a question about port forwarding. I have my router set to forward everything on port 80 to the webserver, but I wanted to see if there were any ramifications of this that I may not be aware of? I can still browse the net fine from my other computers, and can access the website externally. But does this create a security risk of any kind? Is there a better (safer) way to do this?
We checked with the dns company, and they said they couldn't do port matching (i.e., could only point our url to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx and not xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:<port>) - does this sound normal? Are there hosting companies that do allow this type of thing?
Thanks in advance!