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Installing on Local Server, cannot access from other computers (9 posts)

  1. tyon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have installed wordpress on my local server for my office to have a blog for announcements. I used windows webmatrix and IIS and the installation went fine, and i can access the site as localhost:port# on the server. I cannot access the website from other computers though. The function of the site is fine, but i cant access it from anywhere other than the server.

    The site only needs to be accessed locally (like an intranet). What do i do to give it an actual URL (instead of the ipaddress and port number) and allow users to actually access it? I tried typing in the server IP and changed the sites port to 8080 (so, http:/ipaddress:8080) and it asked me to log in (i dont know what login it wants) and it froze when i tried my windows username and password.

  2. tyon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    By the way, please use laymens terms when talking about all this. I have only limited experience in web development and even less in networking.

  3. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Every computer thinks it is localhost. You will need to use a unique IP address for your network instead.

  4. tyon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The server has a unique IP address. I was using said address when i was trying to access it from other computers.

  5. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    i can access the site as localhost:port#

    You've apparently installed WordPress using localhost as the site url.

  6. tyon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    When i type the site URL as it appears in Webmatrix i get a "diagnose connection problem" screen.

  7. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm sorry but this isn't a WordPress issue. It's a local network one.

  8. tyon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, i believe it to be an IIS configuration issue, but i can't find anything on IIS's help about something like this.

  9. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm sorry but it is beyond the scope of these forums to deal with local networking issues.

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