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Old 05-31-2012, 07:06 AM   #1
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Use Apache from another System


Hello Friends,

I have installed apache in centos 6 i installed accounting software but i'm unable to use it from another system, i can use it from my browser by typing localhost/account, kindly tell me that how can i use it from another systems.
 
Old 05-31-2012, 07:13 AM   #2
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how are you trying to reach it in the first place? the main targets to look at would be your iptables rules and dns if you're trying to reach it with anything other than an IP address.
 
Old 05-31-2012, 06:51 PM   #3
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gemmajid,

If you installed Apache on your local system and are using localhost to access the application you will be the only one able to do so. Localhost refers to your that machine you are currently using. If your ISP has provided you a dedicated IP others can use the IP address to reach your server instead of using localhost. If this is on a server you purchased from a hosting provider you should have an IP address you are using to connect to the server. That dedicated IP address should be what others use to reach your server over the internet. If neither of those situation match what you are trying to do can you provide more details?
 
Old 06-01-2012, 05:44 AM   #4
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What ways have you tried already? Because localhost is only for that original machine. Open port 80 on your router and iptables. Then use your ip address which has been allocated to you to access the /account directory.
 
Old 06-01-2012, 06:47 AM   #5
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Like Mike GoDaddy mentioned normally Apache is only listening on localhost (Listen 127.0.0.1:80) if you want all machines in your LAN to join you must change it to its real LAN-IP like: Listen 192.168.1.250:80 for example.
 
Old 06-01-2012, 06:57 AM   #6
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Apache never ever comes configured to only listen on localhost in my experience. I don't think that is likely to be the cause at all. And if it was, the best solution is unlikely to be to listen on a different IP, but ALL IP's - "Listen *:80"
 
Old 06-01-2012, 07:58 AM   #7
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Apache never ever comes configured to only listen on localhost in my experience. I don't think that is likely to be the cause at all. And if it was, the best solution is unlikely to be to listen on a different IP, but ALL IP's - "Listen *:80"
Yes same here. I do not think that is the problem. If OP let's us know what the exact error is and what he us currently trying to do.
 
Old 06-02-2012, 12:17 AM   #8
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website hosted through apache can be viewed from any machine in the network provided you have set the configuration files properly on your web server and the DNS settings/Network settings on client machines are proper...Do have a relook in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf . Document root should be the location where you have stored your web files... In red hat it is in /var/www/html . check Ip address and hostname in configuratiob file..If any of these is improperly configured then webpage would not open in client machine
 
  


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