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address website in local server from outside of LAN

1:28 pm on Jun 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I would like to know how to address with an http request a website installed in an Apache local server from a computer outside of the LAN where the server is.

Any idea?
8:10 pm on Jun 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member piatkow is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member

Two options:
1. Move the site to an externally facing web server
2. Connect the computer to the LAN.

The mechanics of option 2 are will depend on a host of factors that you haven't mentioned and are a network admin issue rather than a webmaster issue.
9:53 am on Aug 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Let's say the server has xampp installed which includes Apache. Besides, there is a router which connects this server to the internet. So, how could I get that http requests from the internet got to this server without having to pay for a domain or a static ip address?
10:50 am on Aug 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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i think the solution you are looking for is called "port forwarding".
this WebmasterWorld thread discusses a requirement similar to yours.
Router configuration / port forwarding.:
http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum92/5155.htm [webmasterworld.com]
11:09 am on Aug 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I already got it.
Indeed I was using port forwarding but had forgotten to tick the corresponding port in ort forwarding for that port.

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