Does any one know how to set one up using your routers, wan ip and port.
iv read up on it but when i connect it allways gos to routers settings.
Because the forward is not working, allthough i have set it up right.
any ideas on this?
what kind of router/modem and software do you use?
I am trying the same with ubuntu/apache a wrt54g router and a speedtouch modem.
Have you asked your service provider about hosting. If your service provider doesn't let you host becuase it will tie up there internet company then they wont let you do it. If they don't allow it and they do it anyway they are allowed to sew take away your computer or simpily just cut off your connection.
Otherwise last time I checked you needed special software to do it do a yahoo or google search (whichever is your favorite) and see about hosting software.
I know that is why i am using apache. And also another computer can't acces my website, I can only see my site from the server itself if i look at localhost or 127.0.0.1 . So it's not the software and neither the provider.
So you have your server connected to your router? In the control panel for your router look for port forwarding and forward port 80 to the IP of your server. If you have a firewall make sure it doesnt block it either
Modem called it NAPT and router called it port forwarding
I forwarded it from the modem to the router and from the router to the computer. It worked the same way with another computer with azureus(51)
You will need a broadband connection in order to make hosting your own site viable.
You will also need a static IP address. If your provider gives you a dynamic IP address then go to dynu.com there you will get a domain name type address (yoursite.dynu.com).
Every time your dynamic IP changes dynu will always point "yoursite.dynu.com" to your routers new address.