peterwt wrote:I assume from what you said that you have a domain name for this website which was bought from and hosted on GoDaddy.
You will need to point your domain to your ip address. If you have a permanent ip address you can do this with your GoDaddy domain control panel so that the nameserver for your domain points to your ip address.
if you do not have a fixed ip address there is a free service at http://www.zonedit.com to change the ip address when it is changed by your isp.
You should be aware however that xampp is not meant to be used as a production server and there are severe security implications in using xampp in this way. In particular secure webdav.
Items in red need to be edited with your actual names.NameVirtualHost *:80
<Directory "C:/xampp/htdocs/example" >
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes ExecCGI
Allow from all
ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "C:/xampp/htdocs/example/cgi-bin/"
CustomLog example_access.log combined
If you do have issues then you can test it is passing through your router acting as a visitor from the Internet by using this link and ticking all the boxes after adding your domain name or your IP to the text box:Harpist wrote:I'll give this a shot and let you know how it works.
peterwt wrote:Another quick test is to enter your static ip address in a browser - this will bypass any problems in your domain name being resolved to your ip address.
If this does not work check your port forwarding and that you are allowing apache through any firewalls. I assume that your isp does no block port 80 - some do.
JonB wrote:A. - Did you update your nameservers???
B. - what happens when you ping your domain???
What error do you get??? The error will tell you 'what type' of problem you have
WilliL wrote:did you extend hosts file of xp?
127.0.0.1 yourdomain.ext http://www.yourdomain.ext # NO i-net check more possible
127.0.0.1 mdom # serveralias in vhosts <yourdomain.ext> necessery
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