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    Apache+PHP+MySQL?

    Hi,

    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...

    Thanks

    Matt

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    Few questions you have to ask yourself first.
    1. Does your isp allow you to host a server on your computer?
    2. Do you have a router or firewall of any kind?
    3. Do you have static or dynamic ip address?

    Get back to us with the answers to those questions.

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    Yes my ISP allows me to set up my own
    I have a router...
    I have a dynamic ip....

    Thanks

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    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.
    HTH

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    yup ive forwarded ports and got my no ip thing set up...

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    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
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    Cheers for that, $$ not a problem, so what about setting up apache to match no ip thing?


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