Use Name instead of IP address
Posted by: DDiehl (
Date: July 10, 2010 03:00AM

I am currently using Wampserver 2.0 on Windows Server 2003. I have created a Phpbb3 forum using wampserver. Currently, in order to access the phpbb3 forum from the Windows Server computer and other computers in the network, I have to type in the IP address of my Windows Server computer followed by /phpbb3. (OR [localhost]) I would like to know if its possible to just be able to type in [phpbb3] from any computer in the network to access the forum. (Or to access the forum) Is this possible? If so how do I go about configuring this? I have searched all over the internet with no solutions. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Use Name instead of IP address
Posted by: yfastud (Moderator)
Date: July 10, 2010 03:36AM

You need to setup Access, DNS, and VH; Access for permission to connect to your Wamp PC, DNS to tie domain(s) to your Wamp PC, and VH to host multiple Domains/Websites/IP's and even you have only 1 Domain/IP, you should use VH to set it up w/ the site you want to show up first on top and localhost on bottom and others in middle if having more than 1 site; also, VH helps to have real domain or even fake/local domain(s) in browsers instead IP's which are not easy to remember; if dont have real Domain, just skip DNS guide

To setup Access, follow this

To setup VH, follow this

To setup DNS, follow this

As mentioned above, after all these guides, you can have 'http://phpbb3' instead ''

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Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 07/10/2010 03:38AM by yfastud.

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