Web server (Apache)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wakerider017, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. wakerider017 macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2006
    US of A

    I set up my webserver in sys pref > sharing.

    And I forwarded ports 0-80 on my router so I could see it on the net...

    My question is... Can I name my site something else?

    right now it is:

    I really don't like the squiggle... Is there anyway to get rid of that?

  2. PsyKi macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2006
    Zele, Belgium, Europe
    you can use services like no-ip.com or dyndns.org

    That way you can get (example) http://talsma.sytes.net

    this is completely free.
    Also, if you wanne keep the ip, and just change the ~talsma, you can do that in some apache config file. You can make it redirect to ANY folder, and pick the name you like.
  3. fishkorp macrumors 68020


    Apr 10, 2006
    Ellicott City, MD
    keep in mind a 192.168.x.x is you internal network address, other outside computers will not see it if you give them that address, that's the IP asigned by your router, not your real outside world IP. to see your "real" IP address you can go to a site like www.whatismyip.com or check your router's web interface.

    like previously mentioned, you can get a no-ip account or register a domain name and point it to your IP/~name.
  4. ddekker macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2006

    a few things.... you can move the site to the root of your apache www directory so the ~ isnt required, the IP address you gave was the internal IP (behind your router) you need to know what your external IP is... you can aquire this a few ways, the easiest is www.whatismyip.com and this will give you your external IP address... you can use a service like was mentioned above if your on DSL or cable and have a dynamic IP.... or if you have a static IP just head to godaddy.com and buy a domain name and aim it at your IP... if you are on cable, mosst companies do some form of port blocking so accessing your site is blocked... best way to find out is find your IP and type it in a browser at a friends or something that is on a different provider than yours....

    well thats my 2 cents...

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