February 5th, 2003, 04:02 PM
I have just installed Apache 2 on my Win2K machine, I got to the part of the installation where it asks for 'network domain' 'server name' and 'administrators email'.
I just entered in a domain name that i currently subcribe to for the time being.
Once the installation had completed itself, I opened up a web browser and typed in "http://localhost" and the defaul apache page came up. This works if i also enter in the name of my computer, and works on my internal LAN.
The next thing I want to be able to do is actually get this on the internet. I have a DSL connection with static IP and I have opened up port 80 on my hardware firewall.
i have even tried typing in my static ip address into a web browser (yeah yeah, I knew that wouldnt work!)
I beleive that the first step to getting my index.htm onto the web is something to do with DNS settings? (excuse my ignorance) so do I have to suy a domain from an ISP?
What I am trying to say is that I know nothing about DNS, am i on the right track thinking that the next step is resolving dns, and whats the best way to go about it?
February 5th, 2003, 04:16 PM
#1: this depends on your setup. by default, it would work!
#2: you have to ask your ISP (the one where you bought the domain) to update their "A records" to point to your IP.
February 5th, 2003, 06:13 PM
So I am right in thinking that I will need to get in contact with my isp in order for this to work.
I just didnt know where to go next.
My ISP offers a service called DNS management, i take it this is what i am looking for?