Cant see my webpage

April 17, 2010 at 11:11:39
Specs: Windows XP, 3000/2GB
FIREFOX 3.6.3,WINDOWSXP SP3,
Why is it i can see it if i type http://localhost/index.html but i cant see it if i load it from http://www.ronuk.org ??
windows on C://
ronuk.org on E://
i always used to see it on C://

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#1
April 17, 2010 at 12:41:20
Add this line to the hosts file, which is located at:
%systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

127.0.0.1 www.ronuk.org ronuk.org

Save the file and give it a try.
You system first takes a look into the hosts file.
If there is such an entry, it uses this entry and the browser shows you website.

If this line is not present, your pc tries to find this website in the public internet.
Even if use DNS services like no-ip.com or DynDNS.org, it mostly will not work, to browse you internal website from within the same local network through the internet, back into your local network.

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#2
April 17, 2010 at 14:17:30
Like Paul Sep says, you cannot access your web site via it URL when it resides on the same network as you are. For it to work you need a router that does local loop back and the only routers I have comes across that do that are Belkin.

120.0.0.1 or the private IP address of the computer hosting the web site should both work.

Be careful with redirecting 127.0.0.1 to a URL. A lot of anti virus applications use 127.0.0.1 when scanning incoming Emails. If it is redirected elsewhere it could cause problem.

Stuart


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#3
April 17, 2010 at 23:34:39
But ive had the website on my own PC for 4 yrs reinstalled 100 times but this time it just wont show.
Ive got a wireless router and a modem is this the trouble now the website has a diff IP address

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#4
April 18, 2010 at 00:21:13
website has a diff IP address

Probably. Unless you are using one the the Dynamic DNS services mentioned above your public IP address is likely to change periodically.

Stuart


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#5
April 18, 2010 at 13:21:48
Simply try to access your Website by the public ip address. If this also didn't work, you have to use either your own DNS server, where you define, where to find your webserver inside your local network, or you have to make an entry in the hosts file as described above.

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