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LAMP - FTP works, HTTP does not

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#1 dkaczynski


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Posted 05 March 2011 - 10:09 PM

Hi all,

My goal is to host a website from home. I have a domain name through which I can successfully FTP to and from my server from outside my local network. I can HTTP my localhost from within my local network. However, all HTTP requests from outside my home network timeout.

I already have a LAMP set-up via VMware Player on my Windows XP machine. I configured the Ethernet adapter as bridged so that my home router gives the LAMP its own IP address.

My LAMP is running Ubuntu Server 10.10, Apache 2, PHP 5, and MySQL, all successfully. I am using vsftpd for my FTP server daemon, and it works! I can successfully FTP my LAMP from anywhere on the Internet.

To re-iterate, my issue is that HTTP requests are timing out from outside of my local network. I can access my local host just fine from within my local network, and I can FTP from anywhere, but I cannot HTTP from anywhere.

I have disabled the Windows Firewall that is running the LAMP virtual machine, just in case.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions


p.s., I'm considering using another port to access my localhost, as I hear ISPs can limit port 80 traffic. Any suggestions on the feasibility of using another port to access localhost on the Internet?

Edited by dkaczynski, 05 March 2011 - 11:00 PM.

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