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#21 watts3000

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Posted 04 November 2002 - 08:22 AM

thanks i think i need to pay $30 to dydns befor they will give me one do you know any cheaper ones?

if not ill use them.

what server do you use apache? or can you do it all in the linux os?

ill get there i guess lol i just need to sort this dns thing.

Go to Homeunix.org and see what they have...its for dynamic or static ip service.

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Posted 04 November 2002 - 12:54 PM

actualy brain i dont have a static i.p yet and im using win2k
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Posted 04 November 2002 - 03:43 PM

actualy brain i dont have a static i.p yet and im using win2k

Don't let the domain name fool you...the client program that dynamically updates the dns is running on my WinXP box and I just have the proper ports forwarded to my Unix box. Homeunix.org is just one of the domains you could put your subdomain under...there are many to choose from.

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Posted 07 November 2002 - 06:19 AM

its all just to damn confusing now!!! i feel stupid.

Could you give me a general step by step guide from start to finish based on the fact that a dont have a static i.p. pleeeeeez
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Posted 07 November 2002 - 06:30 PM

Easiest way, get a static IP. That way you have your domain registrar, a DNS server, and your home PC with a webserver on it. You just set the domain to use the dns server addresses, set the dns server to your static ip, and that's it. With a dynamic IP the process is similar but there's some extra steps involved. Basically you need to find a service like mydns, use their dns servers, and run a program on your PC that auto-updates their dns server with your new IP everytime it changes.

#26 watts3000

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Posted 08 November 2002 - 08:22 AM

1. Go to http://www.dyndns.org/ and sign up for an account
2. Go to the dynamic dns section of the site @ https://members.dyndns.org/nic/dyndns
3. Select a hostname ala....Type the first part of the name in the input box, and select the second part of the name from the drop-down list. This allows you to have anything.dyndns.org, anythingelse.homeunix.com, etc
4. Go to the clients page and download one of the client programs to autoupdate your dns entry: http://clients.dyndns.org/windows.php
I use DirectUpdate.
5. Install DirectUpdate on your computer.
6. You should have the following pieces of info ready:
Hostname you selected in step 3
Username on Dyndns along w/ your password.

7. Once DirectUpdate is installed, then you need to go to Launch Admin Settings. Go to the status tab and click "Create" to create an account.
8. Account type will be "dyndns.org (Dynamic)"
9. Domain will be where you type your hostname. Mine says "rudeboy52.homeunix.org"
10. Username and password are what you did in step 1.

Click ok and DirectUpdate should be running. It might take a few minutes for it to actually find your account, connect to your computer, and update your IP.

Now that you have that setup....we need to know if you ISP blocks port 80. I assume you have a router that does port forwarding? Forward port 80 to the computer that will be hosting the website. Post the address and we will test it for you. If 80 doesnt work then you can try forwarding 8080 and we will test that for you also.

Enjoy

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Posted 08 November 2002 - 07:04 PM

thanks !
im getting my DSL in at the end of the month im just on dial up at the mo! so im getting everything ready now so i dont have to start this all then!

my isp does not block port 80 i asked them.

ok i signed up as tekpants.homedns.org and DU is running fine sooooooo..... now how do i tell my registra to point my domain at me?

and then i think im done apart from finishing my site of course lol.
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Posted 08 November 2002 - 07:43 PM

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if that helps its my control panel.!
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Posted 08 November 2002 - 09:27 PM

holy crap im getting there!
BUT im going to have to manualy set up PHP on apache, i think ill have a little sleep first it could take some time........zzz

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Posted 09 November 2002 - 04:28 PM

oooops must have forgoten to sign in!
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#31 Josetann

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Posted 11 November 2002 - 12:45 AM

How's it coming along? Did you get the DNS resolved?

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Posted 11 November 2002 - 01:17 PM

holy crap im getting there!
BUT im going to have to manualy set up PHP on apache, i think ill have a little sleep first it could take some time........zzz

Look under the "Change IP" link on that control panel. If you have a static IP then you will know what is...otherwise you may need to find a way to forward it to http://tekpants.homedns.org

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Posted 11 November 2002 - 03:16 PM

ok guys im going in! ill report back when iv done it i just need to remember 1 thing "THIS NET THING DOES NOT OWN ME I AM BETTER THAN THE NET"
with thoes words whizzing round my brain i shall battle forth and resolve this DNS once and for all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh
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Posted 11 November 2002 - 04:00 PM

iv only gone and f***ing done it http://www.tekpants.com wooooohoooooo only slight problem is that my registra insists on putting a banner on my site for doing the forwarding for free and it dont quite work properly with my style sheet ho hum i can live with that just for now.

thanks guys thanks alot you have realy helpt me alot i have ordered up my 512k line so on monday 18th i should be able to set it up on the other computer i intend on using as a server reasnobaly quick.

better start writing my guide and i would like to include credits to both of you guys as well if thats ok ?

now i need to set up invision board i had it running using MS IIS as my server software but i want to run apache and you have to install php manualy on apache and its not at all easy.

but nearly there.....!!!!!!!! yey! yey! yey!
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Posted 11 November 2002 - 08:06 PM

If you're going to run linux on the dedicated server, then PHP generally comes installed already, you don't have to do anything special. Just make sure you have apache, php, and MySQL and that's virtually everything you need (ok you need perl too, but so much depends on that I doubt you could accidentally leave it out).

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Posted 12 November 2002 - 12:08 AM

iv only gone and f***ing done it http://www.tekpants.com

better start writing my guide and i would like to include credits to both of you guys as well if thats ok ?

Excellent! I think it would be ok to credit JT and I...just remember that we are here to help. :) Glad you got it all setup correctly. That banner does suck though...not sure why they would charge you and put a banner up.

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Posted 12 November 2002 - 06:38 AM

Thanks could you actualy see the site?

i just tryed it now from work and only the stupid banner was displayed i think mabey it timed out as its only hosted on 56k at the moment and the work connection is 64k isdn LOL!

Im sure it will be fine when i hav my 512k line in (i hope)


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Posted 18 November 2002 - 06:58 AM

ok guys should have my broadband line active when i get home from work so ill start the site up.

could you have a look and see if its working?
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Posted 18 November 2002 - 09:44 AM

ok guys should have my broadband line active when i get home from work so ill start the site up.

could you have a look and see if its working?

Its working as of now for me.

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Posted 19 November 2002 - 06:09 AM

could you try it again please my ADSL is set up now and thoses stupid people cannot tell me anything about port 80 execpt the fact that its probably somthing to do with the internet (im seriouse about that btw)
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