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maxsanders 01-29-2006 02:53 PM

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.
Many many thanks1

purelithium 01-29-2006 03:16 PM

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 for my server.

maxsanders 01-29-2006 04:29 PM 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 rather than the IP address.
Thanks again.

purelithium 01-29-2006 04:35 PM

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

maxsanders 01-29-2006 05:44 PM

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 and 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

btmiller 01-29-2006 05:52 PM

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 (

maxsanders 01-30-2006 10:50 AM

My own DNS if I have 2 static IPs?
At my business I have several unused static ip addresses. The question it smart to outsource the DNS servers , or to set it up myself. How difficult is it ? Thanks

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