New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Hosting FTP,HTTP

post #1 of 52
Thread Starter 
How Can I host FTP and HTTP Servers to the public and not just my local connection.I want to know how to enable my server to be seen by yours guys,the public by networking on my comp.I have gotten it up to the point where I can see it,and my LAN can see it but not anyone on a different connection other then that.

First is it possible?
Second is it free?
Thrid how do I do it???
thanx in advance,REPS for whoever makes an attempt to help
Asus Gs1
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsHard DriveOS
Core2Duo 1.83ghz Geforce 9500m GS Sata 360g Vista Home 64,moving to XP 
  hide details  
Reply
Asus Gs1
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsHard DriveOS
Core2Duo 1.83ghz Geforce 9500m GS Sata 360g Vista Home 64,moving to XP 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 52
Depends on how you are setup. And your ISP/internet connection.

First is it possible? Yes
Second is it free? Depends
Thrid how do I do it??? Depends

First, you need to know if your ISP is assigning you static IP (ie. the same IP every time.) If not, things get a little dicey.

If you do not have static IP, then you may have to let people who use your FTP/Web server the new IP number when it changes.

Now, at this point, would need to know how your network was hooked up to give instructions on getting it on the web.

If it looks something like DSL MODEM->Router->Computers - you are going to need to configure your router to forward port 80 and whatever ports you use for FTP to your specific machine (which of course means you have to have it setup properly as well.)

Now, if you want it to resolve to a name (like www.thisismywebsite.com) you will need to register the domain and have DNS registered to point at your IP address. This requires a static IP. Cost is cheap. Most ISPs will allow you a static IP for a few bucks extra a month. I think Comcast always uses static, but don't quote me on that.
Toe Breaker
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX-8350 Black Edition ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+  ASUS R9270X-DC2T-4GD5  ASUS R9270X-DC2T-4GD5  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series  Samsung 840 EVO-Series  Samsung 840 EVO-Series  ASUS 24x DVD-RW  
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO  7x Phanteks PH-F140SP  Windows 8.1 ASUS VG248QE (x2) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft 4000 EVGA SuperNOVA 750G2 80PLUS  Phantek Enthoo Logitech G500  
  hide details  
Reply
Toe Breaker
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX-8350 Black Edition ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+  ASUS R9270X-DC2T-4GD5  ASUS R9270X-DC2T-4GD5  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series  Samsung 840 EVO-Series  Samsung 840 EVO-Series  ASUS 24x DVD-RW  
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO  7x Phanteks PH-F140SP  Windows 8.1 ASUS VG248QE (x2) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft 4000 EVGA SuperNOVA 750G2 80PLUS  Phantek Enthoo Logitech G500  
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 52
nope....im a comcaster im dynamic.
FX-57 Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon64 FX-57 DFI Lanparty NF4 SLI-DR EVGA 7950GX2 OCZ 2x1 GB 2-3-2-5 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
74GB Raptor Windows Vista Ultimate Acer AL2216W 22" Widescreen Saitek Eclipse (Blue) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
680W Aspire Thermaltake Armor Logitech G5 Icemat v2 
  hide details  
Reply
FX-57 Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon64 FX-57 DFI Lanparty NF4 SLI-DR EVGA 7950GX2 OCZ 2x1 GB 2-3-2-5 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
74GB Raptor Windows Vista Ultimate Acer AL2216W 22" Widescreen Saitek Eclipse (Blue) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
680W Aspire Thermaltake Armor Logitech G5 Icemat v2 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 52
See, we all get to learn new things every day

Edit:
Just to test to see how it is working, the fastest thing to do is to configure your router - then give a friend your router IP addy and see if they can get FTP or HTTP responses from your server.

Actually, I would plug your server right into the modem (thus killing your network, but a fast way to test) and give someone the IP addy to see if they can hit you without the router in the way. Then add the router back into the mix and get it configured, etc.

Going step by step rules out where the problems are. For example, unless you really know what you are doing, you may never figure out if it is a server configuration problem or a router problem - unless you saw your server working when hooked directly up to the web. Once you see the server working directly hooked up, then it is a matter of fixing the router, etc.

Also, if you are using Comcast, this may involve a series of modem resets. Every new MAC address asking for an IP number from those things seems to piss off COmcast thinking you are hooking up lots of computers (unless you are paying for it, you are only allowed a single IP address.) So plan on a few modem power off/ons.
Toe Breaker
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX-8350 Black Edition ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+  ASUS R9270X-DC2T-4GD5  ASUS R9270X-DC2T-4GD5  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series  Samsung 840 EVO-Series  Samsung 840 EVO-Series  ASUS 24x DVD-RW  
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO  7x Phanteks PH-F140SP  Windows 8.1 ASUS VG248QE (x2) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft 4000 EVGA SuperNOVA 750G2 80PLUS  Phantek Enthoo Logitech G500  
  hide details  
Reply
Toe Breaker
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX-8350 Black Edition ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+  ASUS R9270X-DC2T-4GD5  ASUS R9270X-DC2T-4GD5  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series  Samsung 840 EVO-Series  Samsung 840 EVO-Series  ASUS 24x DVD-RW  
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO  7x Phanteks PH-F140SP  Windows 8.1 ASUS VG248QE (x2) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft 4000 EVGA SuperNOVA 750G2 80PLUS  Phantek Enthoo Logitech G500  
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 52
Thread Starter 
I have my modem configured for a static IP,It is also forwarding port 21 and 80,should i make it forward a DNS port also?anyway regardless I have all that stuff setup.I am using apahce to host but the DNS name is all im worried,I have tried to get my friend to try it and it doesn work so should I just give them my assigned static IP?

****edit****
like can u see it from this
http://192.168.1.3
Asus Gs1
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsHard DriveOS
Core2Duo 1.83ghz Geforce 9500m GS Sata 360g Vista Home 64,moving to XP 
  hide details  
Reply
Asus Gs1
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsHard DriveOS
Core2Duo 1.83ghz Geforce 9500m GS Sata 360g Vista Home 64,moving to XP 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 52
It is fine that your server has a static (just so you can keep track of it .. hehe)

But, you will need to get the IP address of the router itself. Most routers have an option that shows their current IP number that they got from the ISP.

The 192.x.x.x is an internal IP address... That is your inside network. You need the IP address of the router itself (which will then forward to your 192.x.x.x server.)
Toe Breaker
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX-8350 Black Edition ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+  ASUS R9270X-DC2T-4GD5  ASUS R9270X-DC2T-4GD5  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series  Samsung 840 EVO-Series  Samsung 840 EVO-Series  ASUS 24x DVD-RW  
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO  7x Phanteks PH-F140SP  Windows 8.1 ASUS VG248QE (x2) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft 4000 EVGA SuperNOVA 750G2 80PLUS  Phantek Enthoo Logitech G500  
  hide details  
Reply
Toe Breaker
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX-8350 Black Edition ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+  ASUS R9270X-DC2T-4GD5  ASUS R9270X-DC2T-4GD5  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series  Samsung 840 EVO-Series  Samsung 840 EVO-Series  ASUS 24x DVD-RW  
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO  7x Phanteks PH-F140SP  Windows 8.1 ASUS VG248QE (x2) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft 4000 EVGA SuperNOVA 750G2 80PLUS  Phantek Enthoo Logitech G500  
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 52
I would also like to do this with an extra computer that i have. I have a dynamic IP, but it would only be for me anyway so i could keep track of it. I was just confused about how to actually make the server. Do i just make a folder and share it to my network then open a port on my router? I'm confused...
post #8 of 52
Be very careful with:
- Opening anything on the router
- Enabling sharing (without readin about the ramifications...)

I would get more elaborate, but don't have time tonight...

Check out my mighty MSPaint powers! (Just installed this machine, no VISIO yet...)



For the original poster, the IP address he needs is the one that the modem is assigning to his router. Then he will have to properly configure the router to forward requests to the right computer.
Toe Breaker
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX-8350 Black Edition ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+  ASUS R9270X-DC2T-4GD5  ASUS R9270X-DC2T-4GD5  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series  Samsung 840 EVO-Series  Samsung 840 EVO-Series  ASUS 24x DVD-RW  
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO  7x Phanteks PH-F140SP  Windows 8.1 ASUS VG248QE (x2) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft 4000 EVGA SuperNOVA 750G2 80PLUS  Phantek Enthoo Logitech G500  
  hide details  
Reply
Toe Breaker
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX-8350 Black Edition ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+  ASUS R9270X-DC2T-4GD5  ASUS R9270X-DC2T-4GD5  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series  Samsung 840 EVO-Series  Samsung 840 EVO-Series  ASUS 24x DVD-RW  
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO  7x Phanteks PH-F140SP  Windows 8.1 ASUS VG248QE (x2) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft 4000 EVGA SuperNOVA 750G2 80PLUS  Phantek Enthoo Logitech G500  
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 52
This is the way I just did it.

My home IP is 12.345.678.90. This is the IP address assigned to you by uour ISP (in your case Comcast).

Then you have your port forwarding that you need to set up along with making the server a static IP on your network. In my case my server is set up to 192.168.10.101. Then you set that up so your router will forward your ISP IP 12.345.678.90:8080 (that is your public IP on port 8080 which is your Http address) to your server (which in my case is 192.168.10.101).

I really suggest forwarding it ONLY to a partitioned NON-root directory where they cannot get to your windows installation.
post #10 of 52
Thread Starter 
Does the same apply for a modem that is also a router,like a westell 2200?
Asus Gs1
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsHard DriveOS
Core2Duo 1.83ghz Geforce 9500m GS Sata 360g Vista Home 64,moving to XP 
  hide details  
Reply
Asus Gs1
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsHard DriveOS
Core2Duo 1.83ghz Geforce 9500m GS Sata 360g Vista Home 64,moving to XP 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Networking & Security