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is it possible to run website without domain name?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Lauriat, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. Lauriat

    Lauriat Power Member

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    Is it even possible?
     
  2. HerpDerpSlerp

    HerpDerpSlerp Power Member

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    yes it is possible. You can also run one from your desktop by installing wamp or similar. You just use the server ip instead of a domain
     
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  3. TZ2011

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    It would be harder to find your site since it would be only IP address, not easy to remember. But yes, is doable. Hopefully you don't want to save money on hosting, too, or at least fixed IP address.
     
  4. Ricky.Montana

    Ricky.Montana Regular Member

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    Yes. You need a static ip address, a free dns account ( from free-dns.org, or something like that ), a software called "Xampp" ( is better than wampp ). Don't forget to make some firewall setup.
    Also, you need php skills.

    It's more complex that if you buy a domain name, and a hosting package.

    What services can you provide to me for a .com domain? What skills do you have?
     
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    It is, but I don't see any IM use for that
     
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    Question is can you do this type of set up running xamp on tails?
     
  7. Lauriat

    Lauriat Power Member

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    OK, then next question is if website without domain name can be indexed in google?
     
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    Aty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yes, a website can be run without a domain and it also can be indexed. You will access the website typing the IP address instead of the domain name.
     
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    Probably not, I've never seen an ip be indexed...
     
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    Your website can be found when you order a dedicated IP from your host and the dedicated IP itself is assigned to your shared hosting account. Then your site will be accessible via http://your.dedicated.ip.from.host/
     
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    Yes it's possible - I've seen sites get indexed with improper canonicalization.
     
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    I think that is how websites were first created using just an ip address to name a site, when the internet first started.
     
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    Yes but what is the point???
    Anyway I think that it will be very hard to index it
     
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    jasonheron Newbie

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    The purpose of your website is to let others visit it, without a domain name(with only ip), people won't remember your website.
     
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    Would doing this be a good way to file share with friends?
     
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    Code your website as a windows software , ios app , android app etc etc etc etc and buy some hosting with a dedicated Ip .you should be Good to go . Pirate bay is developing something similar .
    Dropbox .