05-25-2005, 05:36 AM
I am wanting to set up my own FUNCTIONAL webserver, meaning that I want to be able to access it on the net,
I already have a working development localhost webserver and all that setup,
I was wondering if I could please have some help setting up the rest....
I dont have a domain name, i just want to use my IP address...
05-25-2005, 06:04 AM
Few questions you have to ask yourself first.
Does your isp allow you to host a server on your computer?
Do you have a router or firewall of any kind?
Do you have static or dynamic ip address?
Get back to us with the answers to those questions.
05-25-2005, 06:22 AM
Yes my ISP allows me to set up my own
I have a router...
I have a dynamic ip....
05-25-2005, 07:00 AM
Okay, now you are going to have to forward some ports on your router, this I am not sure which ones, its been a while, but if you do a search on google you should find the answers you need. You are going to need a dns server, www.no-ip.com will allow you to do this. I haven't setup a server using a localhost before, so I don't know what to tell you in that aspect.
05-25-2005, 01:04 PM
yup ive forwarded ports and got my no ip thing set up...
05-25-2005, 06:11 PM
a few things to consider:
the speed of the computer? depending on how many people visit your site simultaneously, your computer might lag a bit slwoing down page loads.
if you are using a standard broadband homeconnection, chances are you have really slow upload speeds. even if your visiters are on a 1mbs connection. it's going to feel like a 33k dial up when visiting your page.
if you don't mind spending a bit of extra cash a month, your ISP may be able to sell you a static IP address. which is more conveniant for a server. don't forget that your going to have to be extra careful with your router and servers security if your going to leave this box connected 24/7.
best of luck
05-26-2005, 01:10 AM
Cheers for that, $$ not a problem, so what about setting up apache to match no ip thing?