I am hosting a website in-house, it is to go live in a few weeks. I have setup the NAT and DNS so the server's internal IP is translated to an external IP, and we can access the server internally and externally using the external hostname on port 80.
The company that designed and built our website is telling me that I need to 'allow access to the public IP from your server locally'. I am not really sure how to accomplish this. Is this even possible? None of my webservers are able to 'access' themselves using their own external IP. I'm assuming it would be the same as http://localhost
, but will not resolve as http://
<external IP>. In the back of my mind I keep thinking this is intended, and not possible but not sure why. Can you help me clear this up?