I just installed owncloud (an open-source cloud solution that you can host on your own desktop). Now, when I browse to myservername.com/owncloud I can access the web interface from anywhere in the world. Cool!
I am a bit worried though of having my personal desktop computer so exposed though. It seems that if I place any file in /var/www I can access this file through my browser. Is this ok? Is there anything I should know, or do to make sure that my personal web server is secure?
Thank you for any advice!