Mapping sub-domain to home web server

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by orbdrums, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. orbdrums macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2008

    I may be in the wrong forum for this question but I'll try.

    I have set up a subdomain on Network Solutions that points to my home Macbook. I'm running OSX 10.6.8 and have enabled Web Sharing. My issue is the when I go to my subdomain, Safari returns the message "the Server where this page is located isn't responding."

    Do I need to open a port on my router to allow incoming connections to my local web server?

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  2. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000


    Mar 17, 2007
    You want to enable the Web Server not sharing and yes you will need to forward port 80 to your machines local IP. As well you would want something like Dynamic DNS to keep the public IP (the Internet facing part of what you are doing) updated for any changes if you do not have a static IP from your ISP.
  3. orbdrums thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hey MacUser2525, thanks for the advice. Opened up the ports in Forwarding on my router and BAM, there's my test server on the internet. Thanks again for the information. I'm one happy camper. :)

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