|How to host my website from home?|
So I am half way through this process. I have created a domain name www.mydomainname.net.au.
I have used zoneedit's free DNS server as I cant be bothered setting one up for what I want to do.
Now I have my external ip "eg.eg.eg.eg" which i entered into the configuration on zoneedit. I then typed www.mydomainname.net.au into google chrome and I am prompted for my Thompson gateway (my modem/Router) username and password. This I enter and i find my self being able to configure the settings for my router over the internet from my domain name....this makes me go huh?
I also tryed using the free dyndns.org with exactly the same results. I have no idea what I am supposed to do next anyway.
Btw the website I am trying to host is a Joomla 1.6.3 so I would need to run a WAMP Server as well, but if I have troubles with that I can ask the Joomla Forums.
So my main question is what on earth do I do now. Im stuck.
Perhaps I need to do something with the ports or settings in my router, and where do I even put the files for the wesite so that the domain name points to the right place?
If this is the wrong place to be asking please suggest somewhere else, and I do not mean to insult anyone I just don't want to be plainly stating my external ip on the web (i know it is visible on any website i go to) whilst it is linked to my router settings.
Thankyou Any Help Would be appreciated!