Im trying to setup a webserver at home.
I have read an online tutorial.
Its good for newbies such as myself, but does not cover everything.
My problem is that I cant get it to work.
What have I done so far?
My ISP uses static IP, therefore I use Zoneedit.com.
They gave me two nameservers which I should
login and enter at for example goddaddy.com (or whereever the domain namne was bought)
I have done that more than 72 hours ago.
Then, still at zoneedit.com, I set my IP for that domain.
That will be the IP to my server PC, right?
The thing is, that im using a D-link DI-604 to share the ADSL connection with
altogheter three computers. (One webserver)
When I view the settings for my router I can see that all three connected PCs
have their own IP number. Do they (IP) only exist in my "network"?
If they do, have I set the right IP at zoneedit?
My server computer is running winXP and as webserver I use Apache.
In Apache I have set port 80 (default).
When I try localhost in the browser I get my test page working
(Classic "Hello world"). So, I guess the server is running!
In the router setting I have opened port 80 for incoming traffic.
I know that there is a lot of steps involved here, but any tip
I suspect that the IP I have entered is wrong.
But, which IP should I enter?
By the way, I have searched for some tutorial which covers this. (without success)
Do you know any good tutorial which covers this at a newbie level, please post a link.
Im sorry for the low level question, but the only way to learn is to
deal with it, right???
First step. Call your ISP and see if they allow web servers on their service. Most of the time, port 80 is not an open port. Might verify that before waisting your time getting everything setup. Although, its always nice to have a server at home to test things
Well. I've a question for you. Why you want a local server? Is it only to build your site and you plan to pay to host it later or you want to host it yourself. I'm a newb myself but i wanted a server to build my site only, not host it. Also what kind of site is it? What tool do you use to build it and have you started it yet?
Originally posted by ChokEy if your on the computer that is running apache, go to whatismyip.com and just enter that ip into your browser window, you may have to guide it to the html file your looking for like:
OK, but why does ipconfig and whatismyip.com present different IPs?
Originally posted by Cope First step. Call your ISP and see if they allow web servers on their service. Most of the time, port 80 is not an open port. Might verify that before wasting your time getting everything setup.