Step 3: How to make it Public

Okay first thing you need is your local ip. Usually it will be something like 192.168.1.x (where the x is there will be anywhere from 1-3 numbers) and your router is will usually be To find this info on a pc go to start run and type cmd.exe and command prompt will launch and type ipconfig and copy down your ip. in a mac launch system prefs then networking and select your connection (airport or ethernet) and write down your ip. now go to your browser and type in your routers ip (like noted before, unless you have an advanced config then it will be type in the router pass (if there is one) and go to port forwarding and type in your ip and when asked what protocol select both when asked what port stat and stop put in 80 to 3308 (thats default) *note: when using MAMP you need to reset the ports in the application because it doesn't use the default. Next your going to need to go to cmyip.com to see your external ip. Now you can give that big number out and people would be able to see your website or you could follow the next step. So go to dyndns.com and set up a free account. Once verified click add new host and fill in all the spaces. once thats done your good to go!
This is a great Instructable, but you need to add a main image of the final project to the intro step. Please do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks!
If you use ddns, you can get a domain free for a limited time.<br><br>Once you start using a web server, you will wonder why you never used one before. I run my private apache web server on an old an old pII. It is currently running Ubuntu though I prefer debian when I am not running centos. I had it on I think ubuntu server 6.x and have done in-place upgrades as they came along the way to 9.x. (i.e. no reformatting or disk wiping). This is an example of the actual web pages i run on it. http://www.instructables.com/id/Uses-for-your-own-private-cloud/ I have since added doing home automation on it. Keep finding uses for that legacy computer. Microsoft Windows Supporters said I should have thrown away a long time ago. It is not what you use, but how you use it.
Nyc...al try it out immediately<br />
To make a website with your own server, how did you go about registering your domain name? Did that cost money? I am very interested in making my own server and my own website, but don't have tons of money to spend, and don't really want a fee every month.
Hello,<br /> judging by the age of the posts, you have probably already got a website, but i hear that .co.cc domains are free.<br /> somebody please correct me if i'm wrong!&nbsp;
.info can cost as low as 89 cents a year if you find the right place to buy a domain.
Hi im not the author but a web designer go to a website like 1/1 and you can get a .com domain for like £8 and a .co.uk domain for £1
if you use the DYNDNS service then its free
if you are using linux for this you can do what this guy did.<br /> <br /> http://www.instructables.com/id/Set-up-your-very-own-Web-server/<br /> <br /> there are plenty of ftp server programs for linux just google it!<br />
&nbsp;go to&nbsp;<a href="http://iguk.co.nr">iguk.co.nr</a>
you can do a web server with OS9 too, even 8
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://actionverb.doesntexist.com/">http://actionverb.doesntexist.com/</a><br/><br/>heres mine, i use DYNDNS on my dedicated server<br/>
<em>Apparently verizon doesnt like people hosting servers off of residential connections.</em><br/>There is a stupid fly bouncing around inside a lamp shade,its getting annoying now,Not that it has anything to do.<br/>
my site is back up now, its been up for a while now.
Aha, Much better.
what's your site?
bdk184.homedns.org the link for the blog is on the bottom and if you want to check out my wiki thats under dev hit up bdk184.homedns.org/wiki
your site is down?
Yep its down.

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