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: inconnu Total-Replies: 6
A popular example could be like hosting a web server at home.
Another example can be to build a file server.
Those will mean part of your home network is going to be exposed to the internet in a wider way than not having any server, so be sure to take necessary precautions in terms of security if you do choose to do so.
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 / Internet and Websites
Author: Anil Rao Total-Replies: 5
I recently bumped into a friend of mine who is hosting his web site from home. And he does not have a static IP at home !!! How does this work
1) You take a dynamic IP service at home (DSL / Cable / Forget Dial up). Set up a Computer to run all the time hosting your web application. What a beauty, you can play around with your site any way you wish !
2) Sign up with a Dynamic DNS service provider who normally give the service for free. For example (www.dyndns.com)
3) Choose a domain name from DNS provider and then attach your subdomain name to it. For example you can choose the domain homeip.net and attach MySite subdomain to it. So your website address becomes MySite.HomeIP.net . (I don't know whether you can have dynamic IP for a domain name)
4) Install a third party IP address updater tool on your PC and keep it running (Example http://www.dyndns.com/support/clients/).
Vila, you have your own web site. Plus if you have FTP and other ports enabled on your home computer you can use those services too.
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 / How-To's and Tutorials / Websites and Web Designing
Author: mist Total-Replies: 11
First let me start off by saying that this tutorial is not about how to host a webserver on your computer. That was done quite well by swizzeron. This tutorial has to do with those of you who are interested in hosting a webserver on your computer, but are stuck with a dynamic ip. For those who don't know, a dynamic ip is one that is non-permanent; and thus it changes. This is opposed to static ip address' which are permanent locations on the internet assigned to computers. How did dynamic ips come to be? Well as far as I can tell, they were created to deal with the large amount of internet users. To put it simply, there are too many people using the internet to each get a permanent address. Thus, some ISPs (internet service providers) assign temporary addresses every time you connect.
What does this mean for people who want a webserver but have a dynamic ip? Well, lets see:
My solution involves using a program to update a remote server with your IP every time it changes. People who wish to visit your server would do so through the remote server.
For those of you who aren't internet savvy think of it this way: Imagine a city is the world wide web. Each home represents a separate computer and thus, a separate ip address. Mailing a house (visiting the server) would be quite easy; after all you just need their address. However, this particular city has a large amount of mobile homes/rv's which are constantly moving from one site to another (representing changing or dynamic addresses). Mailing a friend who lives in a mobile home would be a problem because it would be hard to tell where they are at any given moment. However, my solution works sort of like a P.O. box. The box represents a permanent building which redirects your "mail" to the appropriate mobile home. This allows you to "mail" them wherever they may be.
If you are not sure if you have a dynamic ip, ask your ISP or visit http://www.whatismyip.com and periodically between network resets. If you have a changing ip address, you have a dynamic ip.
So what is this so-called solution I have? To tell you the truth, it's quite simple really. Lets begin:
There you have it! An easy way to grab a dynamic ip by the horns and ride it. Figuratively of course.
Posted in Computers & Tech / Operating Systems / MacOS
Author: evought Total-Replies: 14
QUOTE (ruben)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?
You have to forward port 80 from the router to your machine or make your machine the 'DMZ host' (all requests get sent to your machine). If you have multiple systems which serve port 80 behind the same NAT firewall, you are essentially out of luck (with personal web sharing). You can always set up the webserver itself on a diferent port and serve pages, but the automatic personal web sharing setup will not work that way. The Mac installer for Zope/Plone sets up a fairly comprehensive web portal on any port you want.
If you have a dynamic IP, other local systems (with Rendevous, either Macs or Linux/Windows that have had Rendevous added) can access your system by name (yoursystem.local). Some routers also support automatically adding your name to their local nameserver when you connect to the network. For outside users, if your router's IP is dynamic, you will have to try dyndns.org or similar services.
Posted in General Discussion / Computer Talk
Author: sandeep Total-Replies: 15
I have learnt that one can host own website using apache web server. Does that mean that I will have to keep my computer ON all the time. What about browsing? How will people visit my website. I mean what address will they have to put in the address bar of browser where currently I am putting the address of my website.
And what all security policies will I need to apply to prevent my computer being hacked. I was just browsing internet when I came to know that a windows based machine gets hacked in 2 days and a Linux based machine in 4 days on average. If that's true, isn't it quite difficult to be connected to internet for a long time and hosting website. I curious to know more about how to host my website on my web server. I have plans to host my website on the LAN I have in my hostel.
Do supply your comments.