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I have just setup a static IP (external) to point to my local pc using wamp.

On my web host, Ive also created an 'A' record of client.mydomain.com to point to the static ip.

problem is when I access client.mydomain.com, it goes to the root of my wamp server (showing all projects.)

how to I make it point to the client. I assume its a specific entry in http.conf.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Question by:TBerripub
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by:Kent Dyer
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Here are a number of methods including http.conf..

http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/ApacheRedirect.html

HTH,

Kent
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by:Milind Koyande
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Hello,

You need to add a VirtualHost entry in Httpd.conf file.

Please refer: http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2011/07/apache-virtual-host/ which show how you can configure virtual host with example.
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by:COBOLdinosaur
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It is pretty much the same as your other Q:

in your httpd.conf file find DocumentRoot "C:/wamp/www"

and change it to DocumentRoot "f:/wamp/www/xxxx"

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by:TBerripub
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Thanks guys for all of your comments, but still not working.

So here is what ive done so far.

1. I have added an A record to client.mydomain.com which uses my ip address as provided my service provider. this is static.

2. I have added port forwarding for http to port 80.
http://awesomescreenshot.com/099qop77d

3. I have installed wamp (running windows).

Expectations.

1. When I type in client.mydomain.com (externally : e.g if im in another country) I want it to load the website on my pc, which is currently located in c:/wamp/www/client

Issues

1. when I type in my ip directly, I get the error
"Forbidden You don't have permission to access / on this server."

2. when I do a port forwarding tester (http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/), it says port 80, along with every other port is blocked.

I have disabled my firewalls.

So a bit stuck here.
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grahamnonweiler earned 500 total points
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1) Not able to access port 80 "externally"
Assuming you are trying to access your server from an external source (outside of your home/office)  and you have a consumer/broadband Internet connection it is quite possible that your ISP is in fact blocking port 80 (along with a number of other ports). Although you said you assigned a "static IP" you did not state if that was "inside" or "outside", where "outside" means a Public IP Address.

If your "static IP" is a Public  IP address (assigned by your ISP) then ask them to open port 80 at their firewall.

If you "static IP" is an internal IP address, and you are using a dynamic external IP address, and your ISP is blocking port 80, then you will need to use a different port from outside to access your internal server, and using port forwarding translation to forward the external port to internal port 80.

2) Once you have established external access to your server, then you will have to setup a "virtual host" entry in your Apache conf file for "client.mydomain.com" which is pointing at the directory (folder) you have placed on your server for that client.
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ISP was blocking port,
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