Access XAMPP Localhost from Internet

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Xampp Problem Overview

I have XAMPP installed in local laptop. And I have a almost static ip. I would like to give the ip to other to run it from their browser. I configured apache httpd-vhosts.conf to listen my ip address:80 and added the virtual server with the ip address and domain root to local httdocs directory and the servername as localhost. Apache doesn't start. what should I do to access my website from external computer.

Xampp Solutions

Solution 1 - Xampp

First, you need to configure your computer to get a static IP from your router. Instructions for how to do this can be found: here

For example, let's say you picked the IP address After the above step is completed, you should be able to get to the website on your local machine by going to both http://localhost and, since your computer will now always have that IP address on your network.

If you look up your IP address (such as, the IP you see is actually the IP of your router. When your friend accesses your website, you'll give him this IP. However, you need to tell your router that when it gets a request for a webpage, forward that request to your server. This is done through port forwarding.

Two examples of how to do this can be found here and here, although the exact screens you see will vary depending on the manufacturer of your router (Google for exact instructions, if needed).

For the Linksys router I have, I enter, enter my username/password, Applications & Gaming tab > Port Range Forward. Enter the application name (whatever you want to call it), start port (80), end port (80), protocol (TCP), ip address (using the above example, you would enter, which is the static IP you assigned your server), and be sure to check to enable the forwarding. Restart your router and the changes should take effect.

Having done all that, your friend should now be able to access your webpage by going to his web browser on his machine and entering (the same one you see when you go here ).

As mentioned earlier, the IP address assigned to you by your ISP will eventually change whether you sign offline or not. I strongly recommend using DynDns, which is absolutely free. You can choose a hostname at their domain (such as and your friend can then always access your website by simply going to in his browser. Here is their site again: DynDns

I hope this helps.

Solution 2 - Xampp

I guess you can do this in 5 minute without any further IP/port forwarding, for presenting your local websites temporary.

All you need to do it, go to Download small tool extract and run that tool as administrator enter image description here

Enter command
ngrok http 80

You will see it will connect to server and will create a temporary URL for you which you can share to your friend and let him browse localhost or any of its folder.

You can see detailed process here. How do I access/share xampp or localhost website from another computer

Solution 3 - Xampp

I know this very old but for future's sake:

I also used a dynamic dns provider. Wanted to test the website (IIS) BEHIND my (home) router. So i thought i use something like this:

my.dynamic.dnss.ip:8080 (because my router's port 80 was used to admin it).

So this seemed to be the only solution.
But: Paypal seemed to not like port 8080: only port 80 and 443 are allowed (don't know why!!)

Solution 4 - Xampp

you have to open a port of the service in you router then try you puplic ip out of your all network cause if you try it from your network , the puplic ip will always redirect you to your router but from the outside it will redirect to the server you have


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