Hmmm, I'm curious about your statement about @home not allowing you to run a server... I have @home and use PWS. The only thing I can think of is that you will have to use your IP address and actually go out to the web to browse your creation. The only problem is that anyone else can as well. So I would (and do) use a personal firewall or not leave PWS on all the time.
My understanding is that @home does not want you to run a server per your service contract but you can actually run a site. In fact we can hit my friends @home IIS based site over the web.<BR><BR>What we do believe @home does is throttle your OUTGOING speed/bandwidth so that you effectively can't run a big commercial site. Other than that there shouldn't be any hurdles to puting up a small site to test out your "chops"<BR>