I'm an completely noob when it comes to protecting my home-hosted servers and all that (or so I assume)
I'm not using any software-level firewalls besides windows firewall. I tried one and it simply started cutting off my server ports and kicked all the players on my servers.
Someone that was critiquing my security was talking about hardware firewalls and other things I've never heard of before. Do I actually need that kind of stuff to keep my server data protected and my internet connection up and running? Cuz I'm one broke $#@ person and I host out of my own pocket for the community, and the less I have to pay the better.