My guess is that you have not set up your Domain Name Service correctly. Your ISP and your domain name registrant should have the appropriate A & CNAME records with the Static IP Address for your router. You also need to open your router ports to forward to your server the ports related to the server services in question.
Yep, Lou, that helped me. At least I know what to do now. Thanks a lot, pal.
I would also recommend one useful link which some os x server starters may find helpful. Just ran into it by googling some of the words from your message. So here it is: http://www.wegotserved.com/2011/09/03/apple-os-lion-server-home-server-part-6-co nfiguration/2/.
Bad news. Registered domain name with GoDaddy, put server's IP into the host DNS services, forwarded all ports, waited for 48 hours for the changes to take effect and ... still the same issue. What IP is to be inserted into host provider DNS service - real (whatismyip.com) or static which is provided by ISP? Please advise. Thanks!
What IP is to be inserted into host provider DNS service - real (whatismyip.com) or static which is provided by ISP?
They should be the same IP Address.
Talk to your ISP, they control the IP Address and they should have information on how to resolve the differences. If you look into your router setup, you should see the information about how your router is seen by the ISP network.
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You need your external IP address not your internal server IP address in the DNS settings
If your ISP is providing a static address and what's my ip are different
Something is wrong they should be the same, contact your ISP
Your ISP may also be blocking the services your trying to connect to on your server from outside
finally found the solution. It was quite simple. The problem was as follows. When allocating the static IP reservation for the server in the internal network within the router I ocassionaly put the random name for the server computer. It was wrong. When I changed it to the real server domain name - hooray - it became accessible from the outside network. Tried 3G connection from two iphones and everything I wanted just worked fine! Thank you for all of your support!
Sorry for another disturbance but I need one more advise on using OS X Server.
It is accessible from IOS devices now, but it cannot be reached from any pc running windows neither in home network nor outside even from the same mac machine running windows on parallels.
I mean web and ftp interface in the browsers running on Win 7 can't find the domain name though IOS devices can.
Is it an issue of adding these computers into profile manager or something else?
Thank you very much!