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vistad 14th March 2012 13:54

local vs. external www.example.com
 
I followed all the steps in the article "Running Simple Groupware On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10" (http://www.howtoforge.com/running-si...e-ubuntu-11.10). However when I enter address http://www.example.com/sgs_installer.php, suggested by the author to launch the web-based installer, and the browser immediately takes me to http://www.iana.org/domains/example/. What should I do so that the browser would take me to local www.example.com instead of the external one?

falko 15th March 2012 18:37

You must configure thre hosts file on your client PC so that www.example.com points to your local server: http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/sho...s+file+windows

vistad 17th March 2012 15:16

Thank you Falko, it finally worked! But at first I had to overcome confusion of understanding what do you call "client computer" - because I thought of this client computer as a host, since I installed the server in the VBox. Host to VBox, but client to server. :) IMHO you should put this explanation in your excellent tutorials.


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