IIS 7 and Above
Unable to access my website via IP address
Last post Jul 31, 2009 08:29 AM by Rovastar
Jul 29, 2009 01:50 PM|WFederation|LINK
Howdy. I am using Vista Home Premium on a 64 bit machine and IIs7. I have a website port 80 that displays as intended using localhost. When I try to access this website from the outside using my IP address I get the 'Internet Cannot Display the Website'
error. I have opened a port through my 2-wire router to the machine, shut off windows firewall and have tried it with my Nortons firewall disabled, but to no avail. I have tried to set up error logs but the logs are not catching the error.
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Jul 29, 2009 02:05 PM|ServerIntellect_BH|LINK
Open a Command Prompt and run the command "ipconfig /all".
Do you see the external IP address you are trying to access there? If not, it sounds like your router would need to be configured to forward port 80 requests to your local network IP address (NAT).
If you do see the IP there, are you able to access the site using that IP on the server itself?
If you turn on your Windows Firewall and enable the "Log dropped packets" option, you will be able to view the Firewall log (default: C:\WINDOWS\pfirewall.log) and see whether or not the connection is being blocked.
Also, check your Bindings settings for your website. It could be that you just need to add the external IP address to the list, or have the site listen on * for testing.
Hope this help!
Jul 29, 2009 02:25 PM|WFederation|LINK
Thank you for your quick reponse I will give this a go after wqork.
Jul 29, 2009 02:30 PM|Rovastar|LINK
I presume you are running this on a home internet connection. Some ISPs block the port 80 traffic check that your ISP does not block it.
Jul 29, 2009 05:00 PM|WFederation|LINK
I talked to my ISP. There are no ports blocked as I am on a business plan. ( I wish it was that easy)
Jul 29, 2009 10:51 PM|Rovastar|LINK
Can you tracert to your servers IP from the client machine?
Jul 30, 2009 02:56 PM|WFederation|LINK
There are no blocked ports. I can ping my IP. I turned on the iis error logs and I am trying to figure out what they say.
Jul 30, 2009 03:11 PM|WFederation|LINK
I ran tracert from a remote computer. The last hop was to my ISP then it timed out. It never made it to my computer. Now to talk to my ISP guy.
Thanks for the information.
Jul 30, 2009 08:42 PM|WFederation|LINK
I now have my domain( www.videomagnetizer.com) and Static IP( 188.8.131.52).I still cannot access a website from using either the domain nor the IP. I am back to basics now, everything else I tried has not worked.
I wish to run multiple websites from my server. For this domain should I install it as an appplication under the Default website or a stand alone app?
How should I configure the app under the default website?
P.S. tracert worked as intended
Jul 31, 2009 08:29 AM|Rovastar|LINK
Your DNS is not setup for that information.
Currently it points to:
www.videomagnetizer.com. A 184.108.40.206
And goes to a holding page for your hoster/isp
You need the DNS records changed to point to your own static IP.