[Wolves] my own personal web-server

baza baza at themauvezone.fsnet.co.uk
Wed Dec 1 20:57:59 GMT 2004

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> >
> Set up Apache on Linux server, should be straightforward.
> Test server from across internal network, see if you can view content
> Buy a router, set it to forward incoming traffic on port 80 to IP address of 
> server (1)
> Err, thats pretty much it for basic setup.
> Then move on to password protecting certain directories if required.
> Setting up and using php if you want to do a bit more
> Ditto xml and all that stuff.
> 1) Your provider may block access to port 80 to stop home servers, so you 
> can either have everyone
> access your site on 8081 for example and have the router route traffic 8081 
> to the server on 80.
> Or you can buy redirect for port blocking from someone like no-ip.com for 
> about £20 a year and traffic is routed from them on
> 80 to you on 8081 and then router to 80 (so to the outside world the server 
> is on the standard port).
> As far as I know, most isp's don't block home servers for http, just have 
> terms and conditions to prevent overuse - Blueyonder allows webservers
> but they must be user/pass protected from index page , so general surfers 
> can't get in unless given user/pass.
> The converse applies for email servers, most block port 25 so you either 
> need to pay for unblocking or use no-ip to bypass.

OK, I've got an Apache test page I can view over my LAN. Now, how do I
point my domain name at my server?


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