I would like to be able to access my apache webserver from outside of my LAN. I have my config files setup so that I am able to access my server through
localhost:8181/ (all I did was add 'Listen 8181' in ports.conf) when I'm connected to my LAN.
My apache web server is hosted on a VirtualBox machine with Ubuntu. The virtual machine's network settings are set to 'Bridged Adapter' and is attached to my wireless adapter. I am able to access the web server from other machines within my LAN (virtual machine, host computer, phone).
Ideally I would want to just use the external IP with port 8181. So I would be able to just enter
123.456.7.89:8181 and access the home page. I am not concerned with a domain name as of yet. My end goal is just to have something only a few people can access. Also if anyone has any good information on web server security as I'm sure it will be a good next step for this endeavor.