Apache Question

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  1. lynkynpark86, Apr 25, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2011

    lynkynpark86 macrumors 6502

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    I have web sharing setup in System preferences, but the address given starts with "http://192.168.", so I'm sure it'll only work on my network. Is there a way to get Web Sharing to work in a way what will work worldwide (non-192.168.X.XXX IP address)? It'll have minimal traffic, but I need to access it outside of my house.
     
  2. Shake 'n' Bake, Apr 25, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2011

    Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

    Shake 'n' Bake

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    #2
    What you're talking about would be a web server. If you've got a free weekend, it's a worthwhile project if you've got a spare computer around. I made my own web server (i.e. I am my own web host) at no cost with a Dell Dimension 4400 and 4300s, Ubuntu 10.10, Apache, and DynDNS. It was fairly easy and if you're still interested, I can tell you about the process.

    If not, check out this Lifehacker article. It's old, but still works.
     
  3. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

    Shake 'n' Bake

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    That Lifehacker article can explain it way better than I can. Overall, what you do is get a service from DynDNS and then tell your router to open port 80 on the computer that's acting as the server.

    By the way, I got an email notification and the text of your post, but I can't see it here in the thread.
     

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