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 188.8.131.52:2500/, 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
If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
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.