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Old 01-29-2006, 03:53 PM   #1
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Hosting w Apache2...invisible to internet


Newbie here. Successfully installed Suse10 and Apache2 in order for me to host my personal web site.
My web site in in htdocs. With address localhost i see my site, and see it on my in home network (intranet). I am stuck because i do not know what i have to do to see my site via internet.
My domain registrar will allow me to change AName and CName...Do I enter my static IP in the A Name slot? How do I handle the Nameserver business with my domain registrar? so far my domain is hosted by godaddy and I use their nameserver.
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Old 01-29-2006, 04:16 PM   #2
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Remember that you'll have to forward whichever port apache is running on through your local network. I personally just use the DMZ feature, but that is possibly a security risk, unless you have a software firewall enabled on your machine. But I'm not sure about any of the nameserver/domain questions because I use dyndns.org for my server.
 
Old 01-29-2006, 05:29 PM   #3
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Afterthought....name server issues

Thanks for your reply. As I learn more, I believe there are two issues here. First: if I enter my static IP from a remote loction, will I be able to see my web site. If the firewall is configured OK, I assume I will be able to see my site .
Second: How do I deal with the nameserver issue....meaning how can I get my site recognized if someone enters the name of my domain like maxsanders.com rather than the IP address.
Thanks again.
 
Old 01-29-2006, 05:35 PM   #4
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that's something you'll need to talk to the domain hosting service. I assume they have some sort of support or contact info. You should just be able to give them your IP and it should be good to go
 
Old 01-29-2006, 06:44 PM   #5
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OK. I am learning about nameservers. It appears that I need to go to Godaddy and designate two ip addresses for my nameservers...for example ns1.maxsanders.com and ns2.maxsanders.com. I assume that i use the static ip used by my server for the first one. Does the second IP required for the nameserves have to be a working server? Thanks max
 
Old 01-29-2006, 06:52 PM   #6
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Yes it does. I don't suggest trying to run your own nameservers since you only have one Internet routable IP addres, but instead you should use a free service such as zoneedit (www.zoineedit.com).
 
Old 01-30-2006, 11:50 AM   #7
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My own DNS if I have 2 static IPs?

At my business I have several unused static ip addresses. The question is....is it smart to outsource the DNS servers , or to set it up myself. How difficult is it ? Thanks
 
  


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