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Old 06-10-2004, 08:52 AM   #1
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accessing my apache from the www

hi all, its that time of year again, off uni for 3 months now which is nice )) my little project this time is to setup my own webserver with email. Having read quite a bit about email im going to give gmail a bash.. Before all that i want to have access to my server from the www which is proving quite a pain.

i have the following installed and running together nicely:
suse 9.1
apache 2.0.49-27.5
mysql 4.0.18-32
php 4.3.4-26

i even managed to import all my old DB files from my win partition using the excellent myphpadmin

i have bought a domain name and would really like to access my server from the www using my domain name. could anyone point me towards a nice tutorial that can help me set this up? i can access everything from my pc via localhost or my IP which is nice, just not as nice as using a domain name ))

thanks for any help
Old 06-10-2004, 09:13 AM   #2
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You'll need to do some DNS work here.
The easiest solution is to find a provider that will host your DNS records. I believe Granite Canyon still does this for free (

The do-it-yourself solution is a little bit more involved.
You'll want to install a DNS server such as BIND or djbdns or any of the other smaller ones on your server. Next, you'll want your your server to have atleast 3 DNS records:

After that's all set up, go back to the website where you registered your domain. There /should/ be an option somewhere to register new nameservers. From there, add and with your IP address.

Finally, go into your account configuration (from the registrars website) and tell it to use and as its primary and secondary nameservers.

Save all the info and you should be able to access your page within 24-48 hours.

This really wasn't a step by step tutorial since there are a bunch of different ways to configure this type of set up -- but it should give you a general idea on what needs to be done.

Hope it helps a little
Old 06-10-2004, 09:22 AM   #3
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thanks for the quick reply, didnt even have time to stray from work to BZFlag!
the answer was ideal for me (if i can get it working!) as i prefer a little hands on tinkering than a do this, this, this, et voila.. format where you dont really learn a great deal. i was just not 2 sure in which direction to tinker.

im going to have a pop at this now so expect to hear from me again in the not too distant

Thanks again


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