I'm trying to set up a very small web server and I am having a problem. my website cannot be accessed from any device outside my network. ive tried many setting configurations with my router and firewall. also I have changed ports several times.
computer dell optiplex gx520
os windows server 2008 r2 enterprise with web server role installed
It does sound like that is the case, and if so it is possible your ISP is blocking you from running any kind of web server as it is against the TOS for most home service packages.
This may be correct. I know that many ISP's block port 80 which prevents the server from responding to any outside requests. One of the common work-arounds is to change the port the web server listens on to port 8080 or similar.
thanks for all of the replies. first yes I am running my server from home.
I'm not sure if my isp blocks port 80 but i used other ports and still no avail. I have already set the dmz to my ip after school ill try connecting my server directly to my modem and see if that works
When I was previously using Charter, I know for a fact that they have blocked Port 80 and Port 8000. So don't know about how you're going to get over that unless you're going to be using a non-standard port which means that people will have to access your site using http://www.yourdomain.com:8765/
Unless you're willing to spend some money in getting a real server from a Data Center instead.
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