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How do I get the website in http://localhost/ so the public

Postby GODpleasers » 17. May 2016 20:14

How do I get the website in http://localhost/ so the public ca view it?
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Re: How do I get the website in http://localhost/ so the pub

Postby Altrea » 17. May 2016 20:44

Hi,

XAMPP is not made for public accessible environments.
=> [INFO] How to not fail getting help here (Section: Scope of support)

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Re: How do I get the website in http://localhost/ so the pub

Postby GODpleasers » 17. May 2016 20:49

Ok since it comes with appache web server shouldn't that make it public?
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Re: How do I get the website in http://localhost/ so the pub

Postby Nobbie » 17. May 2016 20:53

Exactly. It is for development meant only.
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Re: How do I get the website in http://localhost/ so the pub

Postby Altrea » 17. May 2016 20:58

GODpleasers wrote:Ok since it comes with appache web server shouldn't that make it public?

No. Apache is just a component that receives HTTP requests and responses with processed ressources.
It says nothing about the source or destination of the requests or responses.
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Re: How do I get the website in http://localhost/ so the pub

Postby GODpleasers » 17. May 2016 21:00

Ok i guess i'll get it off our pc then.
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Re: How do I get the website in http://localhost/ so the pub

Postby Nobbie » 17. May 2016 21:06

Feel free to do so.
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Re: How do I get the website in http://localhost/ so the pub

Postby GODpleasers » 17. May 2016 21:22

I will with a suggestion. Tell people that its not for live websites before they download it.
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Re: How do I get the website in http://localhost/ so the pub

Postby Altrea » 17. May 2016 22:18

It is already readable in the XAMPP for Windows FAQ: https://www.apachefriends.org/faq_windows.html
It is readable in the Forum rules ([INFO] How to not fail getting help here)
It is readable in the readme_en.txt of each XAMPP package

I don't see any reason to put this information on more than these places.
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Re: How do I get the website in http://localhost/ so the pub

Postby Nobbie » 18. May 2016 09:35

GODpleasers wrote:I will with a suggestion. Tell people that its not for live websites before they download it.


Seems, that you got it slightly wrong. Of course, you CAN put Xampp online and of course you may run your own public server. BUT: Xampps default configuration is not well suited for online access, and also it sometimes needs some extended skills about TCPIP on order to establish a server (especially behind a Router).

Xampp is optimized for development and not for onlline access, Therefore Xampp is not recommended for online access. But if you are a well educated Apache Administrator, you may of course change that and run your server. But (of course!) we do not support that and it is even out of the scope of this forum.

Honestly: i do not recommend to run your own home server in any case (even if it is not Xampp), because running a server requires more than only some hardware and software. You need a fixed Public IP or a DNS entry (and a domain name), you need a big amount of power (as your computer runs 24/7), and you need a 24/7 maintenance. Think about vacation, you are not at home, you are far away and your server goes down. What now? Finally you need a pretty quick upload speed (as this is the download speed for your clients). I cannot find many reasons to do so, there are so many cheap and good webhosting packages out there, i cannot see why you should run a Xampp Server online?!
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