Hello all, I'm trying to configure Apache so that I can host my own website. I want to take advantage of my ADSL connection. My site (jsp/Servlet-based)is currently hosted by a company and I have to pay $19/month for it. My idea is to first configure Apache as my main web server and then configure the Tomcat plugin so that I can transfer my site to it. My main question is: What do I have to do to allow people to access my apache webserver? I guess I would have to pay somebody something? I think I will also need to have my own IP address which never changes. Please advise. Thanks in advance.
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Hi, Funny you should ask this, I've been having a number of emails asking me things like this recently. If you take a look at my website you will see that I have done just what you're trying to do, without spending any money and with a JBoss/MySQL backend (although you won't actually see those). I am currently writing a tutorial (in a .doc format ATM) which you can download, but please be aware that it is really not complete yet - although the Appendices should go quite a long way to help (they are how I figured it out). For the record, I have a dynamic I.P. on broadband. In the U.K., at least, I think you will find you are not behind an ISP firewall. Also, be aware that your site will disappear every time you turn your home pc off Good luck, Matt.
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Thank you very much Matthew. I am just printing off your tutorial and I intend to follow it step by step. We all learn from the best, don't we? I will be hassling you later on with quesions when I get stuck so please be prepared.
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