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Linuxhelp _ Technical Support _ Apache server after "it works"

Posted by: Scout May 10 2008, 08:23 PM

I am a newbie using Suse 10.3 64bit, so please stick with me. I am trying to set up an apache web server and used the HowtoForge Suse 10.3 Perfect Setup. I got to the point to where I type my web address in and I get "it works" back. This is super except, what do I do now??? When I type my web address into a different computer, I don't get my web page but an error page, it says 'it's loading' and then says 'the connection timed out'. I bought a domain name from Yahoo Small Business, and I think this may be the problem. I don't think everything is communicating correctly between my server and Yahoo/web. There are several different settings that I can use, but I don't know which ones to change. What do I need to change on the Yahoo end (or somewhere else) to allow everyone to see my page?

Posted by: michaelk May 11 2008, 08:27 AM

So please explain your LAN setup. Is this a home commputer behind a router? Is this different computer that your trying to view web page on the same LAN or the internet?
Is the firewall configured to allow incomming web traffic?

Posted by: mud May 11 2008, 08:22 PM

I'm gonna make a few assumptions here..., like you haven't configured your "/etc/httpd/httpd.conf" file yet. Right?

If you have a domain name, it must be associated with an IP address, like "", or whatever.
This should normally be done by your ISP. This could be a nightmare, and an expensive one.
Then you need to create some sort of website which you store in your /var/www/html/yoursite/ folder, and you must tell Apache.
<VirtualHost> is a good way to do it.

Then you'll need to configure your firewall to allow tcp/ip connections (port 80) to your box/server.
Etc... etc...

But really, read the Apache docs.
Yes, it's tedious, but in your case, a necessity!

Is this the sort of info you're after?

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