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Setting up website question

279 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 11, 2012 10:16 AM by jfd.lew RSS
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Dec 8, 2012 10:40 AM

Good afternoon everyone. I have a relatively simple question that should be able to be answered by people more knowledgable than I. I have a registered domain on a static IP - from GoDaddy.


I have set up my OS X server as-

Primary Zone -

Machine -



Reverse DNS seems to be ok and changeip checks out

Primary address     =


Current HostName    =

DNS HostName        =



When I'm on my LAN:

I CAN access HTTP:// from Safari and I get the default 'Welcome to Server' landing page.

I CANNOT access from Safari


When I am not on my LAN:
I CAN access, but NOT HTTPS, only HTTP.

I CANNOT access


I know this is a DNS/Web site setup issue, however I am not familiar with it enough to finish. What I want to do is, whether connected to my LAN or not, I want to be able to access the default landing page when i browse to but when I point to I want my wordpress blog to come up.


Any advice? Let me know what you guys need and I can give more info. Thanks!

iMac, OS X Server, Open Directory, Profile Manager
  • pterobyte Level 6 Level 6 (10,910 points)
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    Dec 10, 2012 2:48 AM (in response to jfd.lew)

    You will need to add an address record A or alias CNAME to your external and/or internal name servers. I can only check the external NS and doing so shows only a record for www, but not for server. Probably the other way around on your internal name server.





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