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Please Help With My Website Running On A Xampp Server?


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#1 dexsans

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 11:20 PM

I have a website running on a XAMPP server on my personal computer. Im using this pc for any everyday work I need to do and has many programs installed as well since its my only pc.

My problem is when I want to visit my website using the dns/web address I cant access the website but when I access the website using my private IP Address I can access my website. This problem is the same when I used computers in computer shops/cafe's. The windows firewall is already off and the outdated pc-cilin firewall is off but when i tried to turn it on it displays an error msg.

But there are times that I can access my website using its dns but most of the time I cant access it directly/through its dns but I can always access it uisng the IP Address either home or in an internet cafe/shop. BUT THIS WEEK I CAN'T ACCESS MY WEBSITE ANYMORE USING THE DNS/WEB ADDRESS. Please help me...Im very desperate bec. I had this problem for a year now...please help..

Answer of Boberelli to my 1st question posted: (from YAHOO ASK)
When you ping the site name from your PC, what does it resolve to? It's most likely due to the way your firewall works. This is common behavior. I work in an enterprise network and we cannot connect to our websites with the external IP address form the inside network, we must use the private address, which means we doctor our DNS.

When I ping my private IP address (from the internet shop) here's the result:

Pinging xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time=332ms TTL=113
Reply from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time=320ms TTL=113
Reply from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time=330ms TTL=113
Reply from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time=331ms TTL=113

Ping statistics for xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 320ms, Maximum = 332ms, Average = 328ms

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 08:44 AM

Hello dexsans and welcome.

It sounds like your IP keeps changing.

Look at http://whatismyip.com/ make a note of it then check it again in a day or so does the IP change?
Regards,

Alan.

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 01:37 PM

I use a Dynamic DNS and DynDNS with my router and it works great. Eg. My IP address changed yesterday and DynDNS updateed when it did so I can go to the domain I set up with DynDNS and it will forward to my router.
This is easier to remember than having to type in an IP address everywhere you go.

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