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

    Mar 9, 2010
    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

    Jun 18, 2010
    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

    Jan 21, 2007
    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

    Mar 9, 2010
    External IP address

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

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