How do i host a website on my mac

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by virgil, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. virgil macrumors newbie

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    I know that apple has a built in personal web sharing tab in system preferences but i do not know how do get it so that anyone can see the website that i am hosting? do i have to have a static ip? And if this can work so that others can see my website how can i change the site name? thanks
     
  2. eva01 macrumors 601

    eva01

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    #2
    just so you know it is going to be unbearably slow.
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Firstly, you search the forums because we've answered this a couple of times just in the last week

    2) Check your ISP contract to see if you are permitted to run a server
    3) Buy a static IP address or investigate a Dynamic DNS service (do your googling, I'm not gonna type it all out here)
    4) Set up port forwarding on your router to your Mac, which has to have a static internal address within your home (assuming you have a broadband connection and a firewall/router device) Read the manuals to learn how.
    5) Set up your Mac to do web serving (RTM and Google)
    6) Buy a domain name to use, hook it up through your ISP if permitted, or through an outside dynamic DNS service.
     
  4. theappleguy macrumors 6502

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    Just pay for shared hosting. It will be much faster and more reliable than using a residential broadband connection to host your site. :)
     

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