So after a lot of frustration, I finally got WAMP server to work. I can access my webpage both from computers in my local network using the ip address of my machine the server is hosted on and also on the internet by using my WAN ip address.
So is it important to set up virtual host to tie multiple websites into my server? I know I can always have people type in ip/page1.php or something to route them to the right page.
As for Domain name, I know you have to buy a domain name before you can use it on the internet. So is it also important to buy a domain name and set up DNS using the domain name?
I am fairly new to all this networking, and don't know about setting up VH or DNS/buying domain names. I do have a nifty guide I am following.
I was just wondering if these are important to set. I only want to use this website to host a few different pages, which will just fetch information from a MySQL database based on the query run by the user. SO I was wondering if I can squeak by for now, but I do plan on setting them up in the future.