Well I am now testing and setting up a customized version of zen-cart (learning how it works --love the program). It is running on my mac localhost for now. What I was hoping to do for awhile is now test it remotely via my dynamic DNS service that I have used with other web sites I have run from my Mac at home.
The problem is that the zen-cart install seems to have defaulted to port 80 so that to get it running at local host properly I had to use the actual ip address of 127.0.0.1 with the port it seems to default to on the install (80) so that to get both zen-cart and zen-cart admin running I had to use the actual ip address of 127.0.0.1:80. If I used the name localhost (or the actual mac local hame that local host translates to) the load of each page was tremendously slow but instantaneous at with the use of the ip equivalent of localhost. Not sure why it takes that long but discovered it pretty early in testing.
Well I have found quickly that port 80 will not work. My internet broadband host is probably like most (I use insight.bb) blocking/reserving port 80. I know other things I did with my dynamic DNS service (like a webcam for example) required that I set up other ports and then pass them out to the router that is attached directly to my cable modem. I tried passing the address to the router that it assigns my mac in the home net with the port of 80 but as I suspected that did not work.
So it appears to do a remote test of my zen cart I need to assign its services at 127.0.0.1 to another port that is not blocked. What I have not found in a search of the forum and faqs is how one can run zen-cart from another port than the 80 that the install to localhost seems to have set up. I have tried just changing the ports in the config files that the zen-cart install created but that did not apparently work when I tested the change in my localhost tests.
So is there away to have zen-cart that is running on my localhost go through a different port than 80?
Any suggestions would be appreciated. I am currently just wanting to test zen-cart remotely. I and a friend are setting up a business over next year after I retire that we will be selling products through and so I wanted to start testing this remotely. Once we gett the business going at a level that pays for itself I probably will look into a zen-cart friendly hosting service, but it sure would be nice if there were away to just run zen-cart on my home mac. Perhaps paying for a fixed ip at my broad band service once the business is at that level?
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