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  • Hi there

    I’m completely new to all of this. I have installed WordPress on a LAMP stack on a local computer (running centos). I can access WordPress locally through my machine’s IP address, but how do I make it accessible over the internet?

    I’ve been messing around with lots of settings and just can’t get anywhere! On my router in port mapping, I have set public UDP and TCP ports 80 to link to private IP address and private UDP and TCP ports 8080.

    I’ve been trying all sorts of combinations in the router settings and also the wordpress home and wordpress site URL settings on the actual wordpress site which I can access locally.

    I don’t know where to go next. I want to buy a domain name soon but just want to access the site externally to make sure it all works before buying one.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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  • Also, I have removed all references to port 8080 in the general settings of WordPress, but from the dashboard, if I try to visit my page, all I get is a message stating: ‘Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at’ Have I messed up? I haven’t got 8080 referenced anywhere now. Thanks for any help.

    Are you connecting with MAMP before you “visit” your page? Just shouting it out… I’m also new to WordPress.

    In your router you have to do port forwording. Tell it to port forword port 80 to the IP of you LAN WordPress that should start like 192.168.x.x It’s not your private IP like you said but your LAN what you said private is WAN.

    Then you can go to your WAN IP and get on. See what you IP is just look on Google for find my IP or something. Then type in http:// and that WAN IP. blog would be your WordPress what every you named it’s folder.

    Inside WordPress you my have to change some settings to tell it your WAN IP. But if that changes you would have to change WordPress again.

    You could get something like no-ip and run a little program noip2 to tell it if your IP changes to let all the DHCP servers know what it changed to.

    You could do other computers on your LAN but you would have to have some other port. The defalt web port is 80.

    -Raymond Day

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