August 27th, 2011, 05:25 AM
I have a question and I haven't been able to find any very good answers. What I want to do is get a domain (example.com) and map it to my IP address 126.96.36.199. So I can forward the ports on my router and run my webserver from my house.
What records do I need in place to do this? Can I just set an A record? Will this work?
August 27th, 2011, 08:38 AM
A record would be the minimum. If you don't want to run your own DNS server, just make sure you use a registrar that provides free DNS services. If you want to run your own DNS server, it's a little more labor to set it up than just adding an A record. The forum has a sticky on it.
October 11th, 2011, 11:43 PM
I use zoneedit for all my domains.
November 14th, 2011, 03:45 PM
Yes, once you have the DNS record in place (host record), you'll then need to configure your router to map the public IP to a private IP on your internal LAN on the port the app is listening on, such as 80 for HTTP.