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Old 11-01-2004, 01:06 PM   #1
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web hosting newbie questions

Ok, i installed apache2 and everything is runnig pretty well (i hope).
i mean index.html http://localhost etc.....
But and now
How to test it externally what adress should i give to a friend
My external ip, if it, i have to do a port forward to my localhost and changes to shoreallt
how to get a cool adress, and everything i will need for free dns

ps: 99% of my problems i solved through LQ
Old 11-01-2004, 02:18 PM   #2
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Yes, you need to give your external IPadress to your friend to access your webserver.

If you are behind a router (or NAT) you need to setup portforwarding.

If you have a changing IPaddress (like with many Adsl providers) you can easily setup a DynDns account (
Many hardwarerouters can handle dnsupdates to the dyndns site automaticly.
Old 11-01-2004, 02:18 PM   #3
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External (local is only for your local network, won't work outside) and yes, you'd need to do port forwarding on the firewall.

You mean a domain? You can buy one (then DNS service is often included) or get from one of the providers who give them for free (but you have less choice and longer domain names then).
Old 11-01-2004, 06:38 PM   #4
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thanks for the quick replies
i'll try.


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