had installed the apachefriends server from xampp.org. I am trying to get my server online so that people can access my website externally(through the internet). however, i don't understand why it isnt working.
I am running on a SMC router. On my router administration page, there is a place that says Vritual Server. Over there, I enabled port 80 with it pointing to my LAN IP.
I can access my website with http://localhost
as well as my own LAN IP. This means there shouldn't be any problem internally right? But when I ask my friend to try to access my website through my ISP IP(the IP from my ISP, not my LAN IP), he could not get in and get a Page cannot be displayed error.
My computer is running on Windows XP Professional. I even tried enabling my LAN IP as DMZ but it still didn't work.
What should I do to get my website availabe externally? I am pretty new to such things and would really need you guys to help me.
Thanks a lot.