I wanted to run my own webserver for learning purpose on a dynamic connection. I bought the DDNS service from DYNDNS.ORG and then pointed my domain's name servers to DYNDNS.ORG as it was instructed. I configured my router's firewall and installed the web server onto my windows XP PRO. I uploaded the test page within C:\Inetpub\wwwroot.
I configured the webserver and restarted it. When I open the browser and type in my domain name "http://www.yyyy.com
", I am able to view the test pages. To make sure my port is working instaed of domain name, I called up the test page by my WAN IP address (http://184.108.40.206:80
), and it works as well. So pretty much I am able to view the test page from my end.
When I try to view the test page from any other remote location, browser shows as if it is loading the pge, but the status bar at the bottom shows "DONE" but page never loads up. And the browser stays at whatever is being displayed. I tried the IP ADDRESS as well and same thing happens yet am unable to view the test page. I am able the ping my domain which shows my WAN IP address. I am able to remote admin my router from remote locations and my FTP server (when running) is accessible. I have thought of all the possible obstacles and cannot resolve this issue.
I would highly appreciate any help in this matter.