Accessing xamp website accross the internet

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Accessing xamp website accross the internet

Postby mpj123 » 04. September 2011 07:50

Long story short, I have a partner that I work with on this website... and I need it to be accessible to him at all times so he can check on some of the progress.

I've tried multiple times to make this work beforehand, and was never able to, here are the steps I took:

1. I went into my firewall, put my dev pc on the DMZ (which would completely negate the firewall port forwarding needs)
2. I then edited the httpd.conf and changed my port to 2500 instead of 80 and also changed the following line
ServerName 50.xx.xx.xx:2500 (xx replaced by my ip address, skype uses port 80, which is why I changed it as well)
3. try to access my website. http://127.0.0.1:2500/ works fine, same with http://192.168.0.10:2500/

but when I try and access 50.72.198.92:2500/, I get a connection error

Unable to connect







Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at 50.xx.xx.xx:2500.





The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
moments.
If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
connection.
If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.


Please note, I have tried to port forward as well... I don't quite care about security yet. I just want to be able to access the website from the internet, then I can start working on security including htaccess

any help with this would be appreciated.
Last edited by mpj123 on 04. September 2011 21:46, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Accessing xamp website accross the internet

Postby mpj123 » 04. September 2011 18:45

anyone?
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Re: Accessing xamp website accross the internet

Postby mpj123 » 04. September 2011 22:13

Solved it, apparently you can't use the ip to access your local content... so it basically worked this entire time, I used a proxy site to test this out, and everything worked fine. Doh!
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