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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:30 pm    Post subject: Access server outside of local network? Reply with quote

Complete newbie here, looking for help!

I have set up the server so that I can view it on my local network.

I want to be able to view the web page from outside of the network. I don't want others to be able to view it, just me. Can anyone tell me, step by step if possible, how I do this? Thanks, much appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We will need a bit more information to give a good solution:

* Do you have a fixed IP address for your internet connection?
* Does your webserver have a fixed IP in your local network?
* What type of router are you using?
* Do you want access to your website to be restricted by IP address or login?

There are several ways to accomplish what you want. Have you thought about using a VPN to your homenetwork? This way you don't have to open up your site to the internet at all.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

* Yes have a fixed IP address.
* Yes web server has a fixed IP address
* It is a Sky router
* Restricted by IP address

I hadn't thought of a VPN. it is a possibility, though I was hoping not to spend any more money if possible.

Many thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tfh wrote:
We will need a bit more information to give a good solution:
There are several ways to accomplish what you want. Have you thought about using a VPN to your homenetwork? This way you don't have to open up your site to the internet at all.



Having given this more thought, I think this would be the best way to go (Using a VPN). Can you please tell me how to view the web server from outside the network using a VPN? thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

If I used a VPN, what would be the steps for just me being able to view the web server outside of the LAN?

I am currently using a dns service that means I couldn't use a VPS so it would need to not use DNS I guess?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

slowbutsure wrote:
Hi

If I used a VPN, what would be the steps for just me being able to view the web server outside of the LAN?

I am currently using a dns service that means I couldn't use a VPS so it would need to not use DNS I guess?


When using a VPN, you are inside the LAN even if you connect from a remote computer. A VPN makes a local network and a remote computer both connected "locally" and the remote computer would behave as if it was inside the local network.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When using a VPN, you are inside the LAN even if you connect from a remote computer. A VPN makes a local network and a remote computer both connected "locally" and the remote computer would behave as if it was inside the local network.[/quote]

Thanks appreciated. I do need a lot more information though to begin to do it. Can you or anyone point me to websites I can read about how to do it?

I have a VPN on my laptop at the moment, and thats just for when I am online. But I dont see how using a VPN to access your own server works, so that your the only one who can see it / do it. Confused.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

slowbutsure wrote:


Thanks appreciated. I do need a lot more information though to begin to do it. Can you or anyone point me to websites I can read about how to do it?

I have a VPN on my laptop at the moment, and thats just for when I am online. But I dont see how using a VPN to access your own server works, so that your the only one who can see it / do it. Confused.


We suggest checking the documentation of the VPN that you have or contacting the company which released it. They can help you effectively with their product and offer support for it.
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