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Serving WordPress from OS X?

  • Thanks to Michael Doig and Textpattern’s excellent tutorials I have managed to install WP using MAMP on my machine. My problem is now how to serve my blog to the outside world?

    I have a DSL account which means I have a dynamic IP address. I went to DynDNS, signed up for an account and account name. Problem is that whenever someone tries to access my site they don’t see anything. The connection never happens.

    I don’t know what the problem is but here is my setup:

    Mac OS X 10.3.9
    Linksys WRT54G
    Apache and MySQL servers running according to MAMP

    I think that my problem might be in the routing table for my router but I don’t know if that is the case or not. Any assist would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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  • what’s your dyndns domain name ?

    i.e. yourblog.dyndns.org

    it’s ironmac.blogdns.com

    $ telnet ironmac.blogdns.com 80
    Trying 64.229.201.62...

    Maybe your router is blocking port 80 ?

    It’s been a while since I messed with my WRT54G, but if I remember correctly, all I had to do was assign my server a static ip address (i.e. 192.168.2.1), then route requests for port 80 to my server’s ip address.

    That is what I thought too but my routing table settings are:

    http 80 to 8889
    apache 8888 to 8888
    mysql 8889 to 8889

    This is for Port Range Forward…from what I can tell, I’m wide open at the moment.

    Ahhh…that might be it!!!

    “It’s been a while since I messed with my WRT54G, but if I remember correctly, all I had to do was assign my server a static ip address (i.e. 192.168.2.1), then route requests for port 80 to my server’s ip address.”

    How do u do that?

    I have no clue how you assign a static ip address in OSX.

    Do you need help in forwarding to the server ? I can walk you through that; if you can set your server up with a static ip address.

    Does Apache server need an IP address, dynamic or otherwise? Could that be the problem? Thanks!

    oh boy, when you say “server” do you mean “host”, the physical machine ?

    The host machine has to have a static ip address. Apache has to be configured to listen/accept requests for that address/port combination.

    I’m currently running Apache server on my machine and I thought that it was properly set up?

    VaamYob…would you try ironmac.blogdns.com again?

    I went to a my System Preferences -> Sharing -> New and set up a service there.

    Still no luck trying to access the server.

    We can start there.

    What’s the apache machine’s ip address ?

    Rats…I don’t know Apache’s IP addy…where can I find that?

    I meant, what’s the ip address of the machine on which you’re running apache ?

    According to System Preferences, my machine has the IP address of 192.168.1.100.

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