What is external IP address for my web page?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by jim31, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. jim31 macrumors newbie

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    Using Apache on my new iMac. I've just created my first simple web page which I can access at 192.168.x.x/~username from my local network.

    My question, where do I find the external IP address so that my friends can also access this web page?

    Greatly appreciate any help.
     
  2. Laird Knox macrumors 68000

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    It is supplied by your ISP. If you have a router you might be able to login to the admin pages and find it. Unless you have a static IP address assigned by the ISP it is possible that you will get a different address whenever the router reboots or your lease expires.
     
  3. Eclipse278 macrumors regular

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    You'll also have to forward port 80 on the router to whichever computer is hosting the web page.
     
  4. jim31 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    External IP address

    Yes, port forwarding 80 did the job - many thanks.
     

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