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Make your localhost visible on Internet: 2. Forward Apache's ports

In order to make your server accessible to the World Wild Web (localhost online, visible on Internet) you need to:

  1. OPEN PORT80: »video
  2. PORTFORWARD »video
  3. CHECK PORT and ONLINE TEST »video

2. Forward Apache ports (PORTFORWARD) steps:

  1. you're using a router: access http://portforward.com
  2. select your router's brand, model, then select Apache and follow the instructions

Video demonstration: Localhost Online - Portforward

2. Portforward Tutorial

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00:00 if you are using a Router, you need to Portforward = to forward apache's ports (80,443) in order to make your PC (which acts like a server after Installing XAMPP) accessible on the Internet
00:17 Forwarding the Apache ports 80, 443 can be translated as follows: all incoming traffic, all requests to your External Public IP (port 80⁄443) must be forwarded by your Router to your Internal IP (port 80⁄443)
00:24 Portforward depends on teh brand and model of your router. next: taking a few Router models
00:35 e.g. a Netgear Router, model WNDR3300
00:43 go to http://portforward.com
00:56 select the brand of your Router: Netgear in our case
01:17 select the model of your Router: WNDR3300 in our case
01:23 select Apache
01:26 follow the instructions: How to Port forward the Netgear3300 router for Apache
02:13 Server IP Address = your Internal IP using a Router
to find it: open cmd prompt, type ipconfig and take the IPv4 Address = your Internal IP
02:32 another example: a Cisco Router, model Linksys E1000
in the same time we will configure our Router (which is a different brand and model) to port forward
02:25 follow the instructions
03:09 to log in to your Router use:
- Default Gateway IP
- user and password
03:35 just follow the instructions
03:45 how to forward the Apache port 80 and 443
03:53 forwarding requests (our Router is not Cisco) coming to http://ExternalIP80 to http://InternalIP:80
04:11 forwarding requests coming to: http://ExternalIP80 to
04:27 now let's forward the requests coming on port 443
04:53 And that's it! You're done!
04:54 now we will Test to see if the Ports are Open
05:03 next: test port open and ISP tutorial