Alas, I have moved away from PHP and MySQL (wordpress) towards .NET and MSSQL (blogengine.net), although I still have many negative feelings towards Microsoft (mostly because of their licensing/DRM policies) and many positives toward open source and freedom from cost. WordPress rocks, don't get me wrong; boy wordpress and I sure had a lot of fun. Yet, I am training for MS certifications, and coding in dotnet just comes natural anymore. Plus Visual Studio 2k5 blows any php editor out of the water. With the advent of .NET being released to the open community by Microsoft, I foresee a foothold on the web app scene by .NET. Besides, any one who codes both languages knows that that C# is a more polished C language than PHP is anyway; plus its available class library is far more organized. I dig organization, now if I could just get over the whole selling out thing… oh and I love my Xbox.
If you have a linksys wireless router (usually blue with 2 antennas), chances are it has built in dyndns subscription software. Thats what I have anyway. I'm sure other routers have the same type of functionality. Dyndns will keep track of your ip address and allow you to associate it with a free host name. Afterwards, configure your router to allow port 80 (or port 443 if you are running a secured site) to be passed to a specific machine behind your router. You could purchase a domain name somewhere like GoDaddy.com . they're cheap. You can configure your newly purchased domian name as described in this forum.
These instructions are written for MyDomains.com and Dyndns.org, but they could certainly apply to other similar services. 1. Purchase a domain name, and verify your account at the registrar. You will need to be able to login to your account to change the nameserver ip addresses. For our example we will use the name: myhost.com 2. Login to your account at your registrars (where you bought your domain name) and locate info on changing the nameservers. You will need to access this information and change your nameservers to: Continue reading “Host your own site from your dynamic ip”