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    This is a discussion on Apache web server within the Asking for help forums, part of the Broadband Technical Help category; Hi, I got sky BB about a month ago and it works great (more or less). I want to host ...

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      Apache web server

      Hi, I got sky BB about a month ago and it works great (more or less).

      I want to host my website from home, using Apache, but when I go into the routers admin page (I guessed the default pass of 'sky' BTW ) and set up port 80 for incoming connections, it dosen't work. When I put in my IP into FireFox, it just gives the the login prompt for the router. I have also tried setting up Apache to run on port 1337, and opened this port in the router's CP, but all I get from that is a "cannot connect to server" error.

      Sky BB tech support said by email that they "Don't support fowarding port 80 to access it from the internet". I have changed the remote admin port to 31337, and that dosen't work either.

      Please help.


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      Yes because you can only access your site internally by using local host!

      If you PM your IP Address (external) and Il check it!

      So for YOU to access the site you would use; LocalHost
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      http://localhost


      For people outside your network they would use
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      http://"your-external-ip":"usually-port"
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      I know that I can access my site with Default PLESK Page, and others on my network can view it using the internal IP of my comp, http://192.168.2.3

      However, even though port 80 is forwarded to my computer, when I put my external IP into my browser, all I get is the login prompt for the router. I have also tried forwarding port 1337 (and configuring apache to listen on that port), but with no success. It works if I use Default PLESK Page, but not if I use http://externalIP:1337, all I get is "Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at my.external.ip.address:1337.

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      Set your router up to use port 80 and also tell plesk / IIS / Apache to serve on port 80. This rule should be forwarded to your PC IP ie 192.168.0.2

      You should not be able to see the website locally, it has to be externally, unless you use 127.0.0.1 or Default PLESK Page

      This is the way websites are - we use Plesk
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      Welcome to my website. It is being hosted on my home PC, so expect the site to be unavaliable from 22:00 to 15:30 GMT on weekdays, and 22:00 to 9:00 on weekends.
      Using port 1337 on your IP I get this, so it is definitely working
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      when I put my external IP into my browser, all I get is the login prompt for the router.
      Yes, You are missing the point! INTERNALLY you can only access your SERVER through the INTERNAL IP, Any requests sent internally to the router on your external IP will send you to the modem config page!

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      Thanks for the help everyone, I have now got it working

     

     

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