This instructable will be going over how to do these things with Apache 2.2 server software. The lastest version available when I wrote this was Apache 2.2.61 or something like that.
Step 1: Customizing the Server's Web Page
I will update all my pages upon request to do so. Leave comments about anything you don't understand so far.
Step 2: Tired of Typing "http://localhost" to View Your Webpage From Your Server... Read on Then = )
Leave that alone, and add a line under it saying this:
The end result should be:
Note these changes should be made on the computer with the Apache 2.2 server installed on it.
Now just File-->Save
That's it, go to the webbrowser on the server computer and type in "http://localhost" to see your web page if you did that step, otherwise, you would just see that standard "It Works!!" Now test it to see if you can input what you changed and have your server page show up.
For mine, I wasn't that creative, I just put it as:
What ever. = )
Step 3: What, the Internet?!?
First go onto the server computer and go to the:
It should bring up a bunch of information about your computer, your DNS, Gateway, and finally, the one we're looking for, your IP address.
When you find you IP, which should look like this on cmd prompt:
- = #'s
You should see your server page from that computer.
Now, if you were hoping to learn about how to get a web domain for free out of doing this, I apologize, but in my research, all sources have turned up saying that you have to buy one through a registrar and then apply it to your server, which unfortunately, I don't know how to do, and don't want to pay for something that I had originally made to be free. But if anybody reading this knows how to get one for free, make an Instructable on how to do it, and then PM me because I want to read your Instructable, lol. = )