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Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:59 AM

Don't flame if this is in the wrong section!

I'm trying to setup a small website, which will run off my localhost for the time being, problem is, I'm using a laptop. Is there anywhere to make the website active from just my laptop running off the WiFi? If that makes sense.
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Re: Running Website

Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:10 AM

Yes that makes sense. Please look into the IIS. (Couldn't find a tutorial here so linking to external sites)

http://www.ehow.com/...e-computer.html
http://www.plus2net....s-localsite.php
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Re: Running Website

Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:21 AM

I can't find the IIS on my laptop? Is it available for download at all?
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Re: Running Website

Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:25 AM

Are you using a Windows OS? What OS exactly?
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Re: Running Website

Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:30 AM

By the way, I think IIS is inappropriate here, well at least you have to apply some rules, found in this link:
http://www.wikihow.c...ebsite-for-Free

See section:"Hosting on Your Own Computer (Windows)"
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Re: Running Website

Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:31 AM

I'm using Windows 7 64-bit.
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Re: Running Website

Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:55 AM

I did everything as the tutorial told me to, but for it still doesn't work. :( Maybe I was just never supposed to host from my laptop.
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Re: Running Website

Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:00 AM

You could try a free webhosting service. :)
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Re: Running Website

Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:37 AM

Because you're asking about webhosting & webservers, I'm not sure why this was posted under web development. Moved to Web Servers & Hosting.
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Re: Running Website

Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:52 AM

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I did everything as the tutorial told me to, but for it still doesn't work.

Any quantification on this? I mean really? what did you do? What isn't it doing? what is it doing? No one is there looking over your shoulder so being as verbose as possible on everything you did and what your machine is doing is helpful.


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By the way, I think IIS is inappropriate here, well at least you have to apply some rules, found in this link:
http://www.wikihow.c...ebsite-for-Free

See section:"Hosting on Your Own Computer (Windows)"

Depending on the site and what you want to run - IIS is pretty appropriate here. IIS (internet information service) is essentially your server portion. It is your 'Apache'... so unless we know more on what the OP is trying to run then let's not discount it based off some website you picked up.
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