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Solved: Website on own server

Discussion in 'Web Design & Development' started by iOXeR, Jan 23, 2005.

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  1. iOXeR

    iOXeR Thread Starter

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    Okay I have a site on a linux box at my house set up with apache and I've checked the TOS of my internet provider. Now I need to know what to do beyond this. On my local network I can get to the site by entering the IP address of the computer. On the computer it's on, all I have to do is type "localhost". This is normal I presume, but how do I get it to be seen by others on the web?
     
  2. pterygiod

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    Do you have a static IP address? will make things easier!
    Do you have a cable modem with a NAT firewall
     
  3. angel

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    You need to configure your router to forward the appropriate port (the default is 80) to the internal IP of your linux box.
     
  4. iOXeR

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    I have a constantly changing IP, but I can get DDNS for that. The Cable modem does not have a firewall, but I have a router with a firewall. Do you recommend putting the linux box outside of the router or changing some of the routers config files?
     
  5. angel

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    I, personally, don't recommend placing the linux box outside the router. I would suggest just configuring the router to forward the appropriate ports.
     
  6. iOXeR

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    Thanks!
     
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