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Okay, I have a server, (Windows Server 2008 R2 to be more precise) and I have installed PHP, MySQL, phpMyAdmin, for web hosting purposes.

  • I have set up a static ip address internally.
  • I have installed the role DNS and Web Server (IIS) role.
  • I now set up my forward looking zone as my chosen domain.
  • I set up the nameservers as ns1.domain.co.uk with my IP address which I found from whatismyip.org.

However, when I type my IP address, it times out with an error (Timeout Error). Am I doing something wrong? Am I missing something? Also I have seen that most websites have multiple nameservers, which are apparently mirror IP addresses which all redirect to one IP address.

Also, I can locally connect using the IP address, however, I want to put my website online/live on the internet.

Can anyone help me with this?

-- Regards

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You missed a step, which is to forward your IP (you found from found from whatismyip.org) port 80 to port 80. To do that, login to your router, forward port 80 to's port 80

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