My Domain Name only shows my Router interface

July 9, 2011 at 02:50:13
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Core 2 Extreme 3.2ghz / 8gb FBDIMM
How to host my website from home?
So I am half way through this process. I have created a domain name
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 "" which i entered into the configuration on zoneedit. I then typed 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 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!

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July 9, 2011 at 03:34:10
Ok well i fixed this issue myself. I had to set up an apache server (i think wamp would work to), then port forward port 80 (udp/tcp) through my router/modem, and do the same for the windows firewall. Then I adjusted the Zoneedit DNS configuration to match my external ip address. And what do you know it works!

For any other people out there with this issue just google how to do these things (such as port forwarding). If you do need any more assistance with this issue please don't hesitate to reply.

Thanks Again.

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