i have just set up a webserver following this tutorial :


i also have purchased a domain from godaddy, what i am wondering is how do i link the two together ?

  • Sorry, your link is broken, can you please edit to fix that?
    – Ghanima
    Commented Sep 14, 2014 at 21:34
  • added the correct link above :)
    – Rich
    Commented Sep 14, 2014 at 21:36
  • what if I do not own a domain name? I try to put my public ip on the address bar but nothing shows up. Am I missing something?
    – Joseph
    Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 19:08
  • @Joseph You don't need a domain name, so that's not the problem.
    – goldilocks
    Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 20:54

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After you have the web server setup and running locally you have to expose it to the wider world (the internet).

Depending on your setup I would expect you to have a router that talks to your ISP. You need the IP address of your router http://www.whatismyip.com/ and setup GoDaddy with that IP address against your domain name. There is then the small problem that your ISP may issue you a new IP address in the future. Most ISP have the option of a static IP address if you ask nicely.

Then you need to setup port forwarding on your router so that when traffic from the internet hits it it knows to send http(port 80) traffic to your Pi.

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