I have configured an Apache server for the first time..!!! I'am trying to setup a Apache server which can be accessed by everyone. I have configured Apache successfully. But I'am not able to view my webpage publicly. Do i need to register a Domain and do i need a specific ip from my internet service provider. Any help would be appreciated...!!!
asked 29 May '14, 11:39
To view your web page publicly you would need to forward port 80 (unless you've configured your web server to listen on a different port) from your router to the computer on your network running the Apache server. Then to view it publicly, you would need to enter your IP address into your web browser.
How to configure it for 24/7 permanent, public access is beyond the scope of what I could advise. There are several different methods. Running a dynamic DNS client, registering a domain, domain hosting, etc.
Someone may throw a link out here that will give more comprehensive information. It might help to know a few things: Is this your first web site? Are you familiar with network security (running a public server can be risky if you're not secured), which Linux distribution are you using...?
This link might help fill in some gaps (start at step 10 for port forwarding).
answered 29 May '14, 12:44