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08-10-2007, 09:23 AM
setting up server on local computer like http://localhost is standard, but how to set up this server to be viewed world wide?

I mean , I get my computer as server. not from web hosting company.

and if we buy domain from company like godaddy.com ... do they usually come up also with storage and stuff already?
domain name is pointing to ip address right ?
then if we buy domain , can we point it to our "localhost"??

I know this is quite OOT but since I am learning php. I need to know how to setup server .... any idea how ?

Thanks in advance.

08-10-2007, 10:23 AM
Well first you buy your domain name from dyndns.com and from where you bought it from you should be able to register your computers ip address to the domain you just bought and if your computer is connected to a router you will need to access the backend and edit the dynamic dns setting, select dyndns.com as your service provider than add your username, password and domain name that you get from dyndns.com and now when people type in the domain name it will direct all incoming traffic to your computer at home. But im sure other domain providers will hav detailed information on how to point the domain name to your server.

08-10-2007, 11:04 AM
isn't dyndns.com a private company or something? is this the only way to build up own server?
how about having other service providers which do not need own computer?
what is it called for?

well, I am totally unsure of all these things.
Thank you .

08-10-2007, 11:53 AM
that wouldn't be the only way to do it, but that is basically the easiet, unless you want to hire a dns server or host your own on the computer, if you do go here http://www.isc.org/index.pl and download
BIND there are packages and binaries for both windows and linux, look up a tutorial on how to make one. then when you have that up and running where ever you buy your domain name, where it asks for the dns server put your ip address there and in your dns server add the service provider, domain name, user and password than point in to
http://localhost/ and it should work, I suggest my 1st suggestion or hire a dns server or some domain hosting sites have a dns server that you can use either for free or at an extra addes cost to your domain name hosting fees.