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Old 08-31-2006, 01:45 PM   #1
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Red face making apache site public


New to linux and liking it a lot. I want to make a test web site visible to the outside world -- how is it done?

Here's the details

I have a static IP (let's say 1.2.3.4) and it is assigned to my gateway, giving me an always-on connection for the Internet. I have registered the static IP at the Qwest web site with my site's name (widgets123.com)

What now? I have looked for tutorials, found none. How do I start serving up pages to the outside world?

thanks
 
Old 08-31-2006, 01:59 PM   #2
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right, so that's the other part of the question. if apache is already running and you can see it locally, then you just need to do some port forwarding. ipcop handles this very well but if you are just using a hardware adsl modem, check out portforward.com for very specific guides on this.
 
Old 08-31-2006, 02:57 PM   #3
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How do I know if I can see it locally? http: //localhost/ in a browser?

Don't I need to change a hosts file or something?
 
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no i just mean go to http://192.168.0.5 or something from a locally connected machine.
 
Old 08-31-2006, 04:53 PM   #5
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I've assume that you had already registered your domain name in any domain server.

You should configure your httpd.conf file (in /etc/apache/ dir) for enable Apache to accept http request and forward port 80 in your firewall to accept connections.

First setup the ServerName parameter with the name of your domain.
Then give the folder in wich you main site will reside through DocumentRoot parameter.
Finally open the port 80.


Hope this helps
 
Old 09-01-2006, 11:23 AM   #6
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port 80

right now I have not configured any firewall, but it is turned on. Let me see if this is right: by "turn on" port 80 do you mean enable the HTTP service?

What do i need to do to forward port 80?
 
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i've already pointed you towards portforward.com
 
  


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