Concerns my web, Apache2 and a NOIP domain.

Thank you for reading this. I’m running Windows 8.1 desktop at home. I’ve a simple Ubuntu server 14.03 lts and it’s running beautifully. Samba works, I got installed, MySql, PHP5, and the Apache web servser & webmin. [My knowledge is limited]

I’ve been running Ubuntu server for just over a year and in this time was successful in accessing my web pages from anywhere, courtesy of my NOIP domain “”. Until a month ago when suddenly I cannot access the site anymore no matter what I try. I did contact the NOIP support and they wrote back to me, please see pasted text below of they’ve found.


Thank you for using the Support Ticket System. The following response is from a No-IP Support team member:

Date: Jan 15, 2016 (8:32am PST)
From: No-IP Support

Hello Nick,

Thank you for contacting No-IP support. My name is Alex and I will be glad to assist you.

Currently we are resolving to IP address Is this your current IP address? You can check by visiting from the network's location.

When I test your port 80, I get connected the following site:
telnet 80
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request
Server: micro_httpd
Cache-Control: no-cache
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 09:14:42 GMT
Content-Type: text/html
Connection: close ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Pasted ends.

In the interim, I've upgraded my server hardware, reinstalled Ubuntu server 14.03 lts, Samba, Apache2, mysql, & PHP5. I can share/create files and folders in windows, open webmin in my my browser, confirm that mysql connects, and the php5 test page shows up and so too the apache2 test page. I'm using NOIP's DUC IP monitor and my port 80 is open. "Pasted text" Success!   I can see your service on on port (80) Your ISP/Router/Firewall is not blocking port 80. Lastly, my web is in /var/www/html.

But I cannot access my webpage. Have you perhaps any ideas please. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Nick Els.

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It appears that the IP is not your droplet’s IP address but rather is your home IP address as it comes back as “Telkom_Internet_Broadband_105_226”. I would recommend checking your droplet’s assigned IP address in the control panel and updating noip.