I have created a web mapping application prototype using GeoServer (running on Tomcat as the servlet), Openlayers and PostGIS. Since it was a prototype, at that time, i did not bother about the hosting aspects of it. It was working fine on my (laptop) localhost: 8080.
Now as part of my job, i am requested to develop a similar application but this time it has to go on the web, such that person x can access it via www. The agency i work for has a website running however they want it to be a separate thing of its own, hosted separately from the website.
These are my questions:
- what are the steps/options to follow in order to host a web mapping application on the web such that someone outside of the agency's intranet or for e.g. in my case, someone other than the localhost can access it as well? (Considering that i have one that is functioning and accessible via localhost only, and now i want someone else to access it also on their machine).
- If so, how can i implement this? In the event that the agency decides to have it as part of their website in future.
I have read through some post and responses here that is somehow related however I'm getting confused so I am hoping someone can help respond to my specific query.