Help with Apache

Could someone explain a little bit on how to host a website using Apache. Also I wasn't sure on which sub-category to put this in :??:

I downloaded and installed Apache and set it up how this Youtube tutorial told me. At first It wasnt connecting at all, But when I googled more I realized I needed to forward port 80 and 443, I did that and Im able to connect and it says the message "It Works!" Just like it should, and Im able to change the index file and it says anything I change it to. All of that is working and I can figure out how to set up the page and such myself, I just cannot figure out why other people cannot connect to it. I give them the same IP I use to connect to it from my computer and it doesn't load for them. I don't want to get ahead of myself and start setting the pages up for the site If no one can connect to it. I am very new to this and I'm pretty much doing it just for learning. Any comments will help me and if someone maybe wants to donate a little bit of their time explaining this on Skype to me would be cool.

Thanks for helping in advanced :)


My Skype is jkrules22
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  1. Are these other ppl using your public IP ( http://ipchicken.com )? Because they obviously can't use your local IP (e.g., http://192.168.1.x ) like you can.
  2. eibgrad said:
    Are these other ppl using your public IP ( http://ipchicken.com )? Because they obviously can't use your local IP (e.g., http://192.168.1.x ) like you can.



    Ok so how would I go about letting others connect to it? I tried using the ip from ipchicken.com and they still can't connect.
  3. All it should require is providing your public IP. So let's pretend that's 225.14.6.2, the URL would be:

    http://225.14.6.2

    However, be aware, many ISPs *block* the common ports, like 80 and 443, because they don't want customers establishing business services without a business account. So you may have to use something >1024, say 8080. So forward port 8080 on your firewall to port 80 internally. Now your url would be:

    http://225.14.6.2:8080
  4. eibgrad said:
    All it should require is providing your public IP. So let's pretend that's 225.14.6.2, the URL would be:

    http://225.14.6.2

    However, be aware, many ISPs *block* the common ports, like 80 and 443, because they don't want customers establishing business services without a business account. So you may have to use something >1024, say 8080. So forward port 8080 on your firewall to port 80 internally. Now your url would be:

    http://225.14.6.2:8080



    Could you explain on how to do that please, I tried google, but I dont know how to word it, sorry for the late response.
  5. There isn't much to it. All I'm suggesting is that you try a different external port from the one you’ve already specified. Presumably you forwarded the default web service port (80) on the firewall as follows:

    External Port: 80
    Internal Port: 80
    Internal IP: 192.168.1.100 (for example)

    So change it to :

    External Port: 8080
    Internal Port: 80
    Internal IP: 192.168.1.100 (for example)

    And now access it by specifying that new external port:

    http://<your-public-ip>:8080
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