Eugene O'Leary wrote:
>> I installed Apache Web-server on my Red Hat Linux 6.0, and put a couple of
> web-pages on it. If I start it up Apache and then connect to Esatclear, and
> type the following in the Netscape url box: http://127.0.0.1/Jenny.html I
> can view one of the pages. It is working like a dream. Can anybody tell me
> if the page that I am viewing is just a loop-back to my own machine or will
> others be able to view it also?
127.0.0.1 is (usually) the loopback (so is
http://localhost/Jenny.html, well usually)
Don't need to connect to internet to view it. Try it, turn off the
it'll work (usually).
> If it is just a loop-back, does anyone know if I can choose an IP address
> and domain name for Apache or do I have to purchase and register same?
I'm assuming this is done from your home machine, and you dial in ?
Then theres no point having people access you machine at home:
One: your machine name would be dialup-6513.domain.ie or something,
which changes (almost) everytime you dial up the ISP.
You'd be better off going to a free webhosting site (geocities for
And put your web site there. Your ISP probably has allocated some
for you (the customer) on their site anyway. Esatclear.. probably
Apache is the software that serves the webpages out, nothing more.
Though is is very handy to test/view your pages on your local machine
uploadling them to a web site.
> Eugene O'Leary.
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