Post by carlgundel on Aug 30, 2007 17:51:25 GMT -5
The server at runbasic.com is served from my home office. I have a business class DSL account with a static IP address. Most people have a dynamic IP address. Most home users do not have a permanent IP address. Some do not know what this means and most probably do not care. If you want to serve web content from home then it really helps to be able to have a domain name (mycoolwebapps.com). It is helpful to have a static IP address mapped to that domain name, but it isn't actually needed.
If you have a dynamic IP address you can still have a domain name using a technology called Dynamic DNS.
There are also some services that let you get a free subdomain pointed to your home computer. DynDNS is the one I use. No-IP is also pretty good.
It should also be noted that if you're behind a router, you'll have to configure it to forward the port RB is on to your computer. Instructions for doing this vary by router. Your manual probably has instructions. What? You didn't keep the manual? Just google your router's model number and "forward port"; you should get some info.