The first upgrade to the board was the addition of wifi. This was simply done by editing the Linux code to deactivate the Ethernet port and enable the use of a USB wifi dongle.
With the installation and setup of Apache2/PHP5, and the resetting of system permissions, the board was now set up to be used as a server.
Because of a residential gateway and system firewall I had to set up port forwarding. This pinhole in the gateway would allow Internet traffic through port 80 and thus safely allow access to the server from the Internet at large