View Full Version : putting a mini server on the web

Jan 1, 2013, 06:32 AM
I have a fixed external IP address from my ISP and am trying to put my mac mini onto it.

May seem simple, but it just does not want to work.

Any advice welcome.

The setup is :


Is assigned a fixed IP of (for example) by ISP
Router set to assign a fixed local IP of to mac mini server
Router set to reroute all traffic to any port to

On the serveur

In Server Preferences/WEB services set to active (green light)
In Server Preferences/security the WEB service is listed
In System Preferences/Network, a manual IP address of is set

On Directnic (my domain registrar)

Purchased domain name ABC.com (example)
In Direct DNS Basic set the A record to point to

With the above, a browser call to ABC.com fails, but that to works. This makes me think the issue is with Directnic, or the DNS on the mac mini ?? :confused:

But how can I get ABC.com to work ?

Jan 1, 2013, 05:42 PM
Ping ABC.COM and see if it returns the IP address. If not, DirectNIC is your problem. I use DirectNIC and they're a good service, so it's likely just some sort of configuration error.

Jan 2, 2013, 02:00 AM
I've been using Directnic since always.

And indeed I had missused their interface (tht is not openly user-friendly).

Now it works for the WEB.

But am stuck with the mail system.

Any pointers to useful reading on setting up the mail system ?

Thanks anyway