Posted in Computers & Tech / Networking
Author: sitekeen Total-Replies: 12
Have you ever wanted to setup a domain which will directly point to your local webserver?
Step 1. Set up your DynDNS.com account.
Register for a free account at DynDNS. Agree to the site's terms, and use a legitimate email address to complete registration. Once in awhile, DynDNS will email you at that address asking you to confirm that it continue your service.
Log into your new account. Go to the "My Services" area on the left side. Under "Host Level Services" click "Add Host Services." There, click "Add Dynamic DNS Host." DynDNS will autofill your IP address (if you're doing this from your home computer). Choose a domain and type in a custom subdomain, which can be anything from lifehacker.kicks-ass.org or john.is-a-geek.com or gtrapani.dyndns.org, like below: dyndns.jpg" alt="span>.jpg" class="bbcode_img" />
Step 2. Set up your computer to update DynDNS.
Now that your computer is registered with DynDNS, each time your computer's IP address changes, it has to let DynDNS know. This can be done either with free updater client software or through your router.
If your computer is connected directly to the Internet, download the DynDNS updater client for Mac or Windows here. Install and enter your DynDNS information so that your computer can update DynDNS's database regularly.
If you are behind a router, you're in luck. Most modern routers support dynamic DNS services. Here's a screenshot from my router's interface (yours will look different) for with DynDNS settings: dyndnsrouter.jpg" alt="span>.jpg" class="bbcode_img" />
Step 3. You're done. Give your new domain a spin!
Type your new domain name by entering it in your web browser's address bar. It should resolve to your home server. From here you can publicize or bookmark your server's new domain name no matter how often your IP address changes.
Hope this helped you all out there!
Posted in Computers & Tech / Networking
Author: Jeigh Total-Replies: 4
Alright so I've used linux on and off for about a year now but never really gotten much past using it for my coding for school and general web browsing and the like. I've been trying to get more into it lately and one thing I wanted to try setting up was ssh so I could access my files from other places.
I'm running Ubuntu for my distro and I've installed both he ssh and ssh server packages so it's apparently supposed to be running :| I've set up an account with dyndns.org so I can use that to easily access my ip address from abroad, and thought everything was going smoothly until I actually TRIED to ssh in haha. No dice.
I can ping my router (I assume...SOMETHING is pinging properly at the ip I linked to dyndns) using the dyndns account I setup but thats about it. I am under the impression I need to set up something along the lines of port forwarding in my router but any resource I've read about this hasn't explained that well...it basically said to "set it up" which...is what I wanted help on...so that was pointless to me.
Anyways if anyone can sort of walk me through a step by step of setting everything up it'd be much appreciated. As I mentioned I'm running Ubuntu linux 5.04 and have a d-link router (I believe...I'll check that when I get home tonight and post the specifics if its not). Oh and if you want to move this to the linux forum you can, I was up in the air on where to post it since it seems more networking then linux but whatever, you're the admins heh.
Posted in Computers & Tech / Internet and Websites
Author: spacewaste Total-Replies: 1
OK first of all to host a web services on your computer you should get your hand son the latest version of appache or I think the program IIS? Or somethign like that....It comes inside windows xp pro and windows 2003 servers.
With these you can then install them to create a webhost for your computer. Installing appache is hard at first but once you know hwat you are doing it is easy. I have no knowledge about IIs or w.e it is though. Sorry.
After you've installed those you should configure your router or internet connection to allow such services.
Also make sure you get your hands on some damn good firewall protection and worm protection. Espicialy with MYSQL which I will explain in a minute.
Ok now that you have a webhost installed on your computer you can have people connect to your computer and such.
Quick tip: Go to http://dynDNS.org that site allows you to get a link to your site that is more along the lines of http://something.something.com instead of having your address by a IP like ***.***.***.*** I just find it a lot easier if you have a address to replace the ip....Which is exactly what dynDNS.org does. This tool is VERY usefull if you have a ip that changes. That way instead of telling people to go to the new ip address each time you can still tell them to go to the link, and just download a tool fromt he website that will allow you to update where the address something.something.com points to...In other words whenever your ip changes the program tells the address and updates it so the address is continuously pointing towards the right place.
Now onto MYSQL. MYSQL is also a very important program for any webhost. With MYSQL you can host databases so people can create interactive site type things...The basic thing behind php for example. A lot of php code works with databases so you'll have to have a database host set up so your php codes will actualy work .
The problem with MYSQL is people like to attack it. IT makes your computer very visible to the internet. So it is HIGHLY recommended that you set your firewall and worm protection and virus protection to a way where it will stop hackers.
Next up for simple webhosts is installing PHP. Installing php is a good idea because without installing it no php scripts will work on your webserver or host, and when people try to access them it will try to download them instead of showing them properly. So download yourself a copy of PHP and install it onto your computer.
Finaly for a decent webhost you should download phpMYAdmin so that you can remotely manage your databses and easily provide hosting via databse to other people.
Oh and to make access easier download yourself a program that will allow you ftp connections. I don't have any to recommend right now but sucha program is very utile if you want to maintain your website and you are nowhere near home. Plus that way you can provide ftp access to your webhost.
*Don't offer webhost through your computer unless you have a VERY fast connection and ALOT of resources available. I would recommend you just use your webhost that you've set up as a personal host or test host.
*It is VERY important that you keep all your programs up to date if they have to do with your webhost espicialy. There are constant loop holes inside software found by hackers...Or Crackers more likely...So it's always good to have the most up to date version of your software to keep from being attacked or cracked.
*All software I mentioned can be found in google if you type exactly what I said...Normaly it is one of the first two or three results...But if you sstill can't find it...Add the word software next to it to get better results.
*Anything I mentioned in this is just the thigns that I have done to set up my webhost. There are many other things you can do...For example if you want to enable perl? I personaly don't know how to do that. But if I'm not mistaken there are modules on the apache website that will allow you the ability to get those extensions to work.
I hope this helped you out and answered your questions. I didn't go into detail about how to install it because I don't have the time and it's been a long time since I bothered installing it. But there are manuals on the websites for the software.
It's also a good diea you know stuff about MYSQL espicialy because it is the most complicated of all the things I have mentioned above and the manual has gotta be a good 50 pages atleast! So don't bother reading it all unless you have the time
That's all for me though. If you need help on installing one of the programs mentioned just post it and I'm sure we have others that can help you to
Posted in Computers & Tech / Programming / Scripting / PHP
Author: techyguru007 Total-Replies: 10
I have a couple of questions:
1) Now if I download XAMPP or WAMPP and install them can I make my own servers to host my own website on?
2)Now if you can host a server that way how do you do it to get it on the internet?
3) How do you set up all the databases and that?
Posted in Computers & Tech / Networking
Author: nightfox Total-Replies: 48
To set this up visually:
INTERNET - Your School's Filter - Your School's Network - You
There's no actual way "around" the filter. You just have to tunnel through it. Again, like wutske said, you'd probably be breaking the rules. At my school if you get caught, the proxy gets blocked and you can do some serious time. Kids get after school and saturday detentions just for having games on the network server.
Posted in Computers & Tech / Operating Systems / Windows (All Versions)
Author: mastercomputers Total-Replies: 2
I don't think you understand DNS properly, this is for resolving the NAME to an IP, e.g. if your computer is called Sam, then the DNS is to make sure that your computer and those on the network understand that Sam actually lives at 192.168.53.3. So just look at it as a NAME that is used instead of an IP address when refering to that computer.
Without using a "Proper DNS", the IP Address is the only address you actually need, no need for names at all.
First things first, lets make sure Apache is listening for all connections on port 80, in httpd.conf or the config file of apache, there should be a line that starts with Listen,
That line should read:
Which means Apache will listen on all connections on port 80. If you set an IP address here, then Apache will limit it's connection to only that IP, not what you want to do if you want it to be available to everyone.
Your network or localhost IP will be what you use to connect to your own server, outside of the network, those you give access to must use your Internet given IP, which might be static or dynamic, if dynamic you might want to get a dynamic DNS name to give out.
You'll need to set up port forwarding or httpd service in your router, you'll make your network IP of your computer where to forward connections to, on port 80 using TCP.
You'll need to configure your firewall to allow connections to port 80 on that computer.
There's probably more to do, but I can't think of any right now, too early in the morning for me.
Posted in Computers & Tech / Networking
Author: Dyth Total-Replies: 7
The below list was shamelessly stolen from here.
You can just Google for links or go back to the original site.
Free DNS Services and DNS Servers
The Public DNS Service
This is one of the oldest and longest running free DNS services providing 2 name servers for your website. If you need a name server or two for your site, and don't wish to use your web host's name servers or pay for commercial DNS services, try this one. Managing your domain records require some expertise though, since they do not provide you an easy interface like some of the other free and commercial DNS servers. However, you really get to control nearly every aspect of your domain records. You can add A records, CNAME records, MX records and nearly everything else that can go into the name server records for your domain You can have unlimited number of domains here. Note: they rely on donor hardware and connectivity for their name servers.
Mydomain and MyDNS Domain Name Services
They provide free DNS services for your domain name, free email forwarding, free URL redirection for your domain (with or without cloaking/stealth, with path forwarding), free parking, the ability to change your MX records, A records, SOA records, etc.
Hammernode Static and Dynamic DNS
They provide free static and dynamic DNS services, as well as web redirection for your website. You can use the static DNS (virtual DNS mapping) on your own domain name. For dynamic DNS purposes, you will be given a subdomain name like yourname.hn.org. If you like, you can also configure URLs like www.hn.org/yourname/ to point to your existing website.
The express version of their service appears to be free. There is little information about the services they provide, but presumably at minimum it allows you to point your domain name at a static IP address.
EveryDNS provides static DNS services, dynamic DNS resolution, redirection of your domain name to an existing URL, etc. Although the service is free, they solicit donations to support their services.
DYNU Dynamic DNS Service
This dynamic DNS service will allow you to host your own website, FTP, email, telnet, chat server on your own machine. You get a subdomain name (yourname.dynu.com) and a small program which will inform the DNS server whenever you're online as to which IP address you're at.
CJB Dynamic DNS and Web Redirection
This was originally a free web redirection (offering URL redirection) service that has extended its service to provide dynamic DNS. Your subdomain name, whatever.cjb.net (in fact, *.whatever.cjb.net) will be directed to your website when it is online. The only problem with this service is its sluggishness and the frequent downtime.
24LINK Dynamic DNS
Most of the other dynamic DNS providers listed on this page allow you to change your dynamic IP address by either using a small utility that connects to their servers and updates your IP address, or requiring you to update your IP address manually. 24LINK provides you with a free web server which you can download and install on your computer. The web server will automatically update their records to point to your current IP address when you go online. You get an address like www.24link.com/yourname for your website. There are no ads on your site.
Yi.org Dynamic DNS and Web Redirection
Want dynamic DNS or web redirection? You get subdomains like yourname.whyi.org, yourname.yi.org, yourname.weedns.org, yourname.b0b.com which you can point to any IP address you like, and a URL (eg, yi.org/yourname/) which you can redirect to any URL.
DYNS Dynamic DNS Service
If you run a web server that has an ever changing IP address (such as one that is "live" only when you are online through an ISP that issues you a dynamic IP address), you'll like this free service. They provide you a hostname (as a subdomain of dyns.cx), which can point to an IP address that you can change through a program running on your computer. The other services provided by them include dynamic DNS for multiple hostnames pointing at the same IP address (eg, ftp.yourname.dyns.cx, www.yourname.dyns.cx, *.yourname.dyns.cx); web redirection, etc.
You can get up to 5 subdomain names like yourname.dyndns.org which you can redirect to either a static or dynamic IP address. Alternatively, they also provide URL or web redirection where you can get hostnames (subdomains of domain names like doesntexist.org, webhop.net, webhop.org, etc) that are redirected to your actual URL. I'm not sure if there are any advertisements imposed on your site when you use their web redirection service.
ZoneEdit allows you to get free DNS services for 5 domains, provided your domains do not get a lot of traffic (according to their FAQ, "a lot" means something like a million hits per year or 200MB worth of traffic per domain; note this is 200MB worth of DNS queries, not the bandwidth used by your web pages). You can also forward your email, park your domains, and run websites on your own computer with their dynamic DNS services.
No-IP Dynamic DNS, Static DNS for your Dynamic IP
No-IP offers you Dynamic DNS so that you can run your websites from your own computer. They also provide you with a short hostnames (like yourname.hopto.org) that you can redirect to your existing website, ie, URL redirection. They also redirect email sent to email@example.com to up to three email servers/addresses of your choosing.
DNS Made Easy
If you use the domains provided by them (ie, subdomains of domains like wwwcrazy.com, jobsearchus.com, likethathouse.com, thewwwinternet.com, freedns.us, etc) you can get free dynamic or static DNS services for your website. For example, if you get a subdomain like yourname.jobsearchus.com (or whatever), you can set up the DNS for that hostname to point to your dynamic or static IP address.
Posted in Computers & Tech / Operating Systems / MacOS
Author: ruben Total-Replies: 14
QUOTE (Jguy101)Well, Apache web server is built-in, and it's what's activated when you turn on web sharing. However, you will need to download PHP and MySQL if you want them.
Also, I hear that only you can view your site if you have a dynamic IP... >_<
Thanks, help is appreciated, but this is NOT what I was asking for. Honestly, everyone can find this out. By the way you're wrong about two things: PHP is integrated, you just have to turn it on in the httpd.conf (I read this) and I can be accessed when I have a dynamic IP, but well, I can't set up a website, because the IP changes from time to time. As long as the IP consists, everyone should be able to use it.
My main question and the only left (because Personal Web Sharing won't work without it) was:
How can I enable it behind a router?
I read that I have to do some Port Forwarding, but I wasn't able to find out, which I have to forward. So who can help?
Posted in Computers & Tech / How-To's and Tutorials / Internet / Internet Tools - Utilities - H..
Author: rmdort Total-Replies: 2
File Share pro is a Filesharing software as the name suggest > IT will setup an http server right in u r COM..
to download visit:
1.Start the App - You can leave the Port at 80.
2.Goto Settings - here will will change a fews things:-
Shared Path - Virtual Directory Edit you can add any folders you like if you want to give access to certain directories only.
Upload - Change this to where you would like your Uploads to be placed.
HTML Page - Here you can change the title that is displayed on your page.
Color - Changes the colour of the page layout.
Link - Changes the Header & Footer text and Links
If you want to create Users and add Password Protection, place a tick in the box.
Enter your Users Name & Password and select if you want to allow them to to Upload/Download, then Click on Add.
You can Password Protect certain directories and assign users who are allowed access to these by Clicking on Add and Selecting the User.
Well this is self explanitory.
6. NT Service
This is if you want to have the app automatically start up when Windows Starts.
If you want to keep logs of what was been happening, then place a tick in the box.
All that is left to do now is to Click on Start.
Setting up a Dynamic Address
First things first sign-up for a free domain name at
this way all you have to do is give people your address instead of your IP address. Makes it easier if you have an IP that changes everytime you log on to the Internet.
Dynamic DNS How-To
So you think dynamic dns is right for you? Here is a step-by-step-how-to on how to setup dynamic DNS.
Creating an account
First you will need to create a free account. Creating an account will give you access to all of the free services including dynamic DNS and URL Redirection. Once you fill out the new user form and click submit, your password will be emailed to you.
Next you will want to login to the hostname factory to setup a dynamic DNS host. Through out the site you will see the login form on the left hand side. You can also login here. Enter your email address and password and click the login button.
Adding a hostname
You will then be prompted by a welcome message. On the left hand side you will see the navigation items for No-IP. Click on the add a host link under the title Hostname Factory. Now you are ready to add a hostname. Now enter a hostname of your choice. Choose one of our domain names from the select button. Now enter your IP address. By default No-IP fills in the ip address you are connecting to the No-IP webserver. You can enable wildcards if you want *.yourhostname.no-ip.com to resolve to yourhostname.com(* will be any name). If you want to run a mail server or have someone else host your mail, enter the mail server name in the External Mail exchanger field(s). Now click submit. Congratulations! You have just created a hostname.
Making it Dynamic
If your IP is static you don't need to worry about dynamic dns. If your IP is dynamic you have two options. You can update it via the website or download an automatic update client to run on your home computer. To modify it via the website you need to login and then click the modify hostname link. Next select the hostname that you want to update. Enter the new IP address in the IP field and enter in your new. It can take up to 5 minutes for the changes to propogate. If you don't want to be bothered by updating it manually, you can download an automatic update client. No-IP provides auto update clients for Windows,Linux and Mac. Other update clients can be found on the internet (keep in mind these are not supported by No-IP). You can download the No-IP supported dynamic DNS update client. Download the client and then follow the instructions provided with the client that works on your operation system. Update client documentation is distributed with the client download.. After the client has been installed, configured, and is running have a dynamic dns hostname. Every time your IP changes the client will update your hostname.
Rock and Roll
Now that you have your hostname, you should put it to use. There are many ways you can put it to good use. You can set up an Web server, ftp server, a quake game server. You now become your own system administrator and are responsible for configuring these servers.
rmdort: tks to richynft for info on DNS..no-ip.com
Posted in Computers & Tech / Networking
Author: JimBeam Total-Replies: 33
QUOTE (Hercco)BitComet user here. I used to use BitTornado too but I prefer "old style" p2p programs where I have all downloads in one window.
I alsi had my try with Azareus and it was good. But I started suspecting it from causing problems with my router so I switched to BitComet. It turned out it wasn't Azaresua dn actually now I have a whole other router. But BitComet kinda stuck. Personalyl I did not notice any changes in download speeds.
If you knew how to properly set your upload limits you would definitely see a big change in download speeds. There is a good tutorial on the suprnova.org forums which explains how to find the right settings for you. If you're interested, go to www.suprnovaforums.net/ and sign up, then look through the tutorial forum to find a thread labelled "HOW-TO: Increase download speeds with BitTorrent" or something like that. I did this after a short time of using BitTorrent and I was amazed with the improvement. If you can't be bothered reading a tutorial, just try playing with the limits by yourself and you may get lucky, I personally have my limits set to;
Upload speed: 12 kbps
Upload users: 3
and I get full use of my bandwidth... of course depending on how many other peers there are, but at times I get download speeds of 150kbps which is about the best my 1.5 MB connection can handle.
Posted in Computers & Tech / Search Engines / Google
Author: miCRoSCoPiC^eaRthLinG Total-Replies: 22
No need googling dude.. http://www.dot.tk is giving away domains for free anyways - but problem is you never really get control of your domain. Dottk still retains full rights over your domain.. In case you want complete control of your domain you got to opt for the paid service. I tried registering for their free domains - even though it's a lucrative offer - I spent 90% of the time during the registration phase going to Gateway Timeouts - and then <pheww> luckily I got through and managed to register my "free" domain. But that's about it - since then, all the more gateway timeouts whenever I try accessing/setting up my page. Maybe it's better routed from other parts of the world - but certainly not mine(thailand).. so all the best with .tk and their godforsaken "free"!! domains....
Posted in Computers & Tech / How-To's and Tutorials / Websites and Web Designing
Author: tansqrx Total-Replies: 11
I personally use DynDNS (http://www.dyndns.com/) and get a hostname that can be looked up to find my current IP. I run a DynDNS client on a spare computer that updates when my ISP IP has changed. I know that many consumer routers (Linksys) even support DynDNS updating on the router.
Like the previous poster stated, I have a TeamSpeak server running on the spare computer and I just give all the clients the DynDNS hostname. They never have to change their settings and I never have to work because the update client does all the work.
Posted in Computers & Tech / Networking
Author: Mopargeek Total-Replies: 89
QUOTE1. Click on "Start" in the bottom left hand corner of screen
2. Click on "Run"
3. Type in "command" and hit ok
You should now be at an MSDOS prompt screen.
4. Type "ipconfig /release" just like that, and hit "enter"
5. Type "exit" and leave the prompt
6. Right-click on "Network Places" or "My Network Places" on your desktop.
7. Click on "properties"
You should now be on a screen with something titled "Local Area Connection", or something close to that, and, if you have a network hooked up, all of your other networks.
8. Right click on "Local Area Connection" and click "properties"
9. Double-click on the "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" from the list under the "General" tab
10. Click on "Use the following IP address" under the "General" tab
11. Create an IP address (It doesn't matter what it is. I just type 1 and 2 until i fill the area up).
12. Press "Tab" and it should automatically fill in the "Subnet Mask" section with default numbers.
13. Hit the "Ok" button here
14. Hit the "Ok" button again
You should now be back to the "Local Area Connection" screen.
15. Right-click back on "Local Area Connection" and go to properties again.
16. Go back to the "TCP/IP" settings
17. This time, select "Obtain an IP address automatically"
tongue.gif 18. Hit "Ok"
19. Hit "Ok" again
20. You now have a new IP address
With a little practice, you can easily get this process down to 15 seconds.
This only changes your dynamic IP address, not your ISP/IP address. If you plan on hacking a website with this trick be extremely careful, because if they try a little, they can trace it back.
copied from this site
Credits To Crooksey. A Great Friend Of Mine Gave Me Permission To Post.
Posted in General Discussion / Computer Talk
Author: 8ennett Total-Replies: 15
I would NOT recommend hosting your site from a hostel. It would be unfair on everyone else who uses the internet there as hosting your own website will take up a lot of your bandwidth depending on the amount of visitors you have and how 'heavy' the website content is.
Now yes you can host your own website off your computer and it is quite a popular option, however you will need to open the ports on your computer and your router and to do this you will need full adminsitrative access to your router.
So download and install the latest version of the apache http server and when prompted allow the program access through the firewall. If you aren't prompted then you can manually open the port by opening your computers firewall application and inputting a new exception, name it HTTP and set the port to 80. This will allow access from the internet to your computer through the http port only so people will only be able to access your server and nothing else.
Now that you have your web server up and running you can upload your website files to C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache 2.x\htdocs (for Winblows users) or something similar. You can also edit your web servers configuration by opening the file C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache 2.x\conf\httpd.conf.
The next thing you will need to do is forward all external connections from your router to your pc. Now every router has its own version of port forwarding and you can look up the method for your particular router at PortForward and if they don't have your router in their database then use google to search it up. You are wanting to forward port 80 to your LAN ip (which is different to your internet ip). So use your router again to find out what your computers local ip is (if you are the only computer on the router then it will usually be either 192.168.0.2 or 192.168.1.2) and forward port 80 to it.
Now your website can be accessed by people on over the internet. If you want to test it out then visit WhatIsMyIP, copy your ip address off the page and paste it in to your browser. If the setup was succesful you should see your website. Now other users will have to type in this ip address as well if they want to view your website so now we need to setup a domain name.
Visit a website like DynDNS and sign up for a domain. Now you can pick what ever you want so www.mysite.com and you will need to enter your websites current ip which you found out from WhatIsMyIP and then anyone who types in http://www.mysite.com will be forwarded to your router, which in turn forwards them to your server. If your ISP has given you a dynamic IP then when ever you disconnect then reconnect your router from the phone line or turn it off and on again then your ip will be different. So visit the ip website again, write down your new ip address, go back to DynDNS and change the forward ip to your new one.
It's also worth noting that when your PC or router is turned off then your website will not be available to the internet and will return an page not found message when people visit http://www.mysite.com. Hope this helps anyone who needs it.