Last post Dec 26, 2007 08:47 AM by firstname.lastname@example.org
Dec 22, 2007 07:22 AM|talkwaqar|LINK
I have my local website which is hosted on IIS 5.1 (Windows XP). So whenever any machine on my LAN want to access that web site its accessed as "http://<my machine Name>/default.aspx". Now I want to know what should I do to so that I can access web site
as "www.mysite.com" on LAN
web site and other
hosting bad business
Dec 22, 2007 07:24 AMemail@example.com|LINK
Configure DNS to resolve the www host in the mysite.com domain to the IP address of your web site.
Dec 22, 2007 07:41 AM|talkwaqar|LINK
how to configure DNS. and for your kind info (i have not any registered domain)
as i have seen our cable operator have local site on lAN www.lyarianz.net which is on LAN
so how it can be what will my DNS setting?
Dec 22, 2007 07:43 AM|HostingASPNet|LINK
Yes, you should create a DNS A Record "www.mysite.com" with IP Address "<my machine Name>" IP Address.
Dec 22, 2007 07:46 AM|talkwaqar|LINK
Please tell me how to set DNS setting?
Dec 22, 2007 07:52 AM|HostingASPNet|LINK
You should use a DNS Server.
Dec 22, 2007 07:57 AM|talkwaqar|LINK
Dec 22, 2007 08:10 AM|HostingASPNet|LINK
You could read about DNS here -
Dec 22, 2007 08:23 AM|talkwaqar|LINK
Thanks for your response
i know theory but please tell me the steps to set DNS(DNS SERVER).
Dec 22, 2007 11:02 AM|HostingASPNet|LINK
Check here How To Install and Configure DNS Server in Windows Server 2003 -
If you register a domain name, your domain register will provide you DNS Servers.
Dec 22, 2007 01:23 PM|talkwaqar|LINK
as already mention hosted on IIS 5.1 (Windows XP).
Dec 23, 2007 02:55 AM|thomad|LINK
DNS is a name resolution system. It resolves a domain name to an IP address. You can check it out locally by just opening the file %windir%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts and add the following line to the end
127.0.0.1 is your local loopback IP address and mynewserver is the new dns address. Now you can enter
http://mynewserver/default.aspx in your local browser and it would work. Problem is however that only your local machine uses the hosts file for name resolution. The name "mynewserver" is not known if you go to
a different machine. But every company has a name resolution system. If you work in a Windows shop you probably have WINS or DNS. You have to ask your IT guys to add the new name to your DNS system. If you want the name resolution to work for your home machine
you should probably use one of the free Dynamic DNS providers out there. I use
www.no-ip.com for example.
Hope this helps
Dec 26, 2007 08:47 AMfirstname.lastname@example.org|LINK
IIS is on Windows XP, but where is your DNS server? And if you have no domain registered, nobody outside your network will be able to access your server by name anyway.
There is no Microsoft DNS for Windows XP You can install a third party DNS server, or use Hosts files, but frankly, you're not ready for either of those options. Do yourself a favor and register a domain, find a web host and put your site there instead
of on your local system. Use the host's DNS.