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Old 09-10-2007, 09:55 AM   #1
isewizz
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Web Hosting problems


Hi I wonder if anyone can help me im new with the whole linux thing

The problem is that i am hosting a website using Apache + Linux.
Internally I can access the website just fine but the moment anyone tries to access the site through the web it just says "Gateway_Timeout".

If anyone can help me this urgently it would be greatly appreciated.
Thanx

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Old 09-10-2007, 11:00 AM   #2
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That error just means they can not access your web server, the connection is being blocked. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gateway_timeout

A number of quick reasons...

1. YOUR ISP could be blocking port 80 access, because according to your Terms of Service you are not supposed to be hosting a server on your connection.

2. Your Router may not be set to forward port 80 requests from the Internet to your internal Web server

Those ore the first 2 places I would check.
 
Old 09-10-2007, 11:30 AM   #3
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or you could be using the wrong ip.... theres 2 or more for every network theres your local *router* ip address and then theres your internet gateway address you can easily tell witch is witch be looking at them the local is normally 192.168.x.xxx
 
Old 09-10-2007, 11:48 AM   #4
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Still nothing

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That error just means they can not access your web server, the connection is being blocked. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gateway_timeout

A number of quick reasons...

1. YOUR ISP could be blocking port 80 access, because according to your Terms of Service you are not supposed to be hosting a server on your connection.

2. Your Router may not be set to forward port 80 requests from the Internet to your internal Web server

Those ore the first 2 places I would check.
That's exactly what I did even before this post. My ISP has no probs and my router has already been configured to forward all request on port 80 and the ip address is definitely correct.
 
Old 09-10-2007, 11:55 AM   #5
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thats odd then... pm me the link dont post it i have no clue who reads this but send me a privet message with your link
 
Old 09-10-2007, 04:17 PM   #6
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Next thing I would check then is the firewall settings on your Linux box., although you said you could access it locally.. still worth taking a peek

iptables -L
 
Old 09-11-2007, 01:15 PM   #7
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If you go to www.ipchicken.com, what does your systems IP show? What is your ISP providing you with, dynamic or a static IP address? Once you have your IP address (the one the world sees) can you type it into your browser and get any results? You should see one of two things:
1) Default Apache Screen (index.html)
2) Your web site

First thing I would check and like the others said is your router fire wall, make sure that port forwarding is set to the right ip address. On that note, have you assigned a STATIC IP address to your web server? If not your router could be assigning a different IP every time you reboot. I am willing to bet, at least from my experience that you may being using DHCP on your server rather than a static.

Your setup should look like this:

ISP (IP: 100.100.100.99) --> Your Router (IP: 192.168.1.1) --> To your server (IP: 192.168.1.50)
Static/Dynamic --> Port forward 80 points to ur srv --> static ip on your server

PM me if you need help or e-mail me.

Hope we helped in someway!

Last edited by bskrakes; 09-11-2007 at 01:16 PM.
 
Old 09-15-2007, 06:45 AM   #8
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Thanks guys for all your help. Turns out that is was a firewall problem. The firewall was allowing everything from old router's ip and blocking everything else.
 
  


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