To earn this badge, you will turn one of your own computers into a fully functional web server. At first, this badge might seem similar to the domain hosting badge, but there are some crucial differences.
The domain hosting badge is focused on the user side of things. The web server configuration badge is about messing around with gadgets and understanding the intricacies of dynamic IP addressing. After successfully completing this badge, you will have a personal web server that is stored in your home. That web server will only be functional when your computer is turned on and connected to the Internet.
In theory, any machine can be turned into a fully functional web server and connected to the Internet. However, for security reasons, the Trinity University network blocks all unauthorized web servers. You can still pursue this badge if you live on campus (see the work-around explained in Step 6), but your web server will not be fully accessible to the outside world.