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    Virtualbox Web Server

    I set up an ubuntu web server in a VirtualBox. I need to install joomla to this web server, but I don't know of a way to make the server accessible on my host machine. I tried to just use the ip address in my browser but it didn't work.

    So my question is, how to set up Virtual box to have guest machines accessible as a network connection from the host machine?

    Thanks in advance,

    Alex
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    Re: Virtualbox Web Server

    Quote Originally Posted by open_coder View Post
    I set up an ubuntu web server in a VirtualBox. I need to install joomla to this web server, but I don't know of a way to make the server accessible on my host machine. I tried to just use the ip address in my browser but it didn't work.

    So my question is, how to set up Virtual box to have guest machines accessible as a network connection from the host machine?

    Thanks in advance,

    Alex
    Please use Bridged network option, instead of Nat. It will give a real private IP to your VM but still, you will have connection to "outside" world. With Bridged, your VM NIC will act like a different network card which can communicate and exchange packets with your host.

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    Re: Virtualbox Web Server

    Thanks.
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    Re: Virtualbox Web Server

    That's actually how I'm using Ubuntu server to try out Web Applications (and creations of my own). If you're serious about having your own dedicated server, you can get a low-end machine for $200 which will do everything you need, if not more.
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    Re: Virtualbox Web Server

    Please use Bridged network option, instead of Nat
    Many thanks! I just spent all morning trying to work this out before I got lucky and found this post. I've now changed the settings for the VirtualBox guest (the server), and all works as it should.

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    Re: Virtualbox Web Server

    Quote Originally Posted by jocampo View Post
    Please use Bridged network option, instead of Nat
    thanks a lot mate


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    Re: Virtualbox Web Server

    Late to the game, but thanks for the post! This would've driven me nuts.

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    Re: Virtualbox Web Server

    Hmm. I tried setting up a bridged network interface, but only loopback shows up on ifconfig. Any ideas what I could be missing?

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    Re: Virtualbox Web Server

    Still no luck. I've tried host networking, and also bridged. Here is my setup:

    Host: Ubuntu 10.04 desktop
    Guest: Ubuntu 10.10 server
    Network: Wireless

    Any suggestions? I've read a lot of discussions where people were able to get it working, but I have had no such luck.

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    Re: Virtualbox Web Server

    Quote Originally Posted by pwnedd View Post
    Still no luck. I've tried host networking, and also bridged. Here is my setup:

    Host: Ubuntu 10.04 desktop
    Guest: Ubuntu 10.10 server
    Network: Wireless

    Any suggestions? I've read a lot of discussions where people were able to get it working, but I have had no such luck.
    A new thread would be better, but here's what we need to check:

    1. Make sure you have these two packages installed on your host system (install in terminal like so):
    Code:
    gksudo apt-get install dkms build-essential
    2. After those are installed run (in terminal):
    Code:
    gksudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
    Reboot.
    Startup the VM and see if it gives you like an eth1 or that for the vbox ethernet adapter. Let me know if that works.
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