Is there a way to create a virtual server on my mac..

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  1. Mycophiles

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    I have webspace but isn't there a way to create a virtual server on your mac so that when someone goes to www.****.com it will go to your webpage on your computer. this all instead of buying a domain from a company.

    I have webspace but I thought I could create a domain name from my computer.

    Someone helpme out here. I need some ironing out on these topics.
     
  2. jabbadeznuts

    jabbadeznuts ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Mabey something like DYNDNS would work. Not sure though.
     
  3. acabrera

    acabrera Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

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    no, you need to register a top-level domain from a registration firm or directly from internic. You can host the web pages from your computer and use it as a DNS server for that domain name, but you can't just create a domain name.
     
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  5. Cr0mulent

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    why dont any of you know the easy answer.
    1. goto system preferences>sharing>services and turn on 'personal web sharing'.
    2. add your html to the 'sites' directory in your home folder.
    3. you can view your webpage by going to http://localhost/~yourusername/yourwebpage.html
    people on the internet can view your sites by going to http://yourip/~yourusername/yourwebpage.html
    4. you might have to direct the dmz on your router to your computers internal ip for outsiders to view it.
     
  6. acabrera

    acabrera Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

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    because that's not what he asked :dunno:
     
  7. SailFastLiveSlow

    SailFastLiveSlow I am the milk man. My milk is delicious. Special d

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    you could just forward port 80 on yout router (assuming you have a router), and you would need to pay the $13 a year like I do to have a domain, then just host off your computer. For some reason, comcast hasn't changed my IP address in 3 years, so I never have to update the dns stuff on my domain provider's website.
     
  8. Cr0mulent

    Cr0mulent Werewolf: The Last Warrior

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    no that was what he asked.
    he asked how to create a virtual server. when you goto www.***.com
     

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