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  • How to setup self hosted Alpha Application Server ?

    For some reason I could not search this topic , I tried https://www.alphasoftware.com/alpha-anywhere-deployment but could not find any information on Self-Hosting
    and on this https://documentation.alphasoftware....ication+Server

  • #2
    Re: How to setup self hosted Alpha Application Server ?

    Are you looking to install the application server on a computer on your premises ?

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    • #3
      Re: How to setup self hosted Alpha Application Server ?

      Yes.

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      • #4
        Re: How to setup self hosted Alpha Application Server ?

        The install itself is relatively simple.
        Is there something special you're trying to accomplish ?


        https://documentation.alphasoftware....ation%20server

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        • #5
          Re: How to setup self hosted Alpha Application Server ?

          How do I access the application? On zebrahost you purchase a domain name and a subscription ,they will give you access to the server to copy files and access the application by using the domain name. How do I do this on a self hosted alpha application?

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          • #6
            Re: How to setup self hosted Alpha Application Server ?

            That is completely your choice.
            If you want the server accessible from the internet, you will hopefully have
            a static ip address. You then need to point dns for the domain to that address.
            If you do not have a static ip address, you will need to use some kind of dynamic
            dns.

            If the server is on your premises, you can copy/transfer the files locally.

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            • #7
              Re: How to setup self hosted Alpha Application Server ?

              Ok, so the key here is the ip address? Which is acquired or given by my internet service provider?

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              • #8
                Re: How to setup self hosted Alpha Application Server ?

                correct.
                By default, ISPs provide dynamic ip addresses , even though it sometimes seems to remain the same for a long time.
                For the most part, there is nothing wrong with a dynamic address, until you want to have a server available on the internet.
                This is especially true when you host your own email server.

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                • #9
                  Re: How to setup self hosted Alpha Application Server ?

                  is the IP the one when you search on Google "What is My IP" ?
                  If yes then, where will I put the IP Address on the Alpha Appplicaton Server, is it on the Server Name Field?

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                  • #10
                    Re: How to setup self hosted Alpha Application Server ?

                    yes it is.
                    The typical way to do it is :
                    1. Create a rule on your firewall allowing traffic on port 80 and/or port 443 to the local ip of the server.
                    2. Create a dns A record for your domain pointing to the results of your visit to "What is my IP"
                    If this is something you haven't done before or if your ip address is dynamic, I would set the TTL to 300.

                    Last but not least, I can walk you through this, but would prefer some method other than this message board.

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                    • #11
                      Re: How to setup self hosted Alpha Application Server ?

                      Originally posted by madtowng View Post
                      yes it is.
                      The typical way to do it is :
                      1. Create a rule on your firewall allowing traffic on port 80 and/or port 443 to the local ip of the server.
                      2. Create a dns A record for your domain pointing to the results of your visit to "What is my IP"
                      If this is something you haven't done before or if your ip address is dynamic, I would set the TTL to 300.

                      Last but not least, I can walk you through this, but would prefer some method other than this message board.
                      Thanks very much! I appreciate your help! Would it be possible if you can post some Screenshots Here? It would be so much better if you can post the solution here so that any member who is interested in this topic will benefit from it.

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                      • #12
                        Re: How to setup self hosted Alpha Application Server ?

                        I have provided the information that answers the question.
                        I think it would be best if you posted screen-shots of your
                        final solution.
                        I will gladly help you reach that final solution.

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                        • #13
                          Re: How to setup self hosted Alpha Application Server ?

                          Originally posted by madtowng View Post
                          I have provided the information that answers the question.
                          I think it would be best if you posted screen-shots of your
                          final solution.
                          I will gladly help you reach that final solution.
                          Ok, thank s very much! I was referring to your reply and I quote "Last but not least, I can walk you through this, but would prefer some method other than this message board."
                          May I know what other methods you prefer other than the message board?


                          I think I am missing a very important requirement here. Do I need to have a Windows 2008 or Higher OS?
                          Last edited by JetLi; 05-13-2019, 05:06 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Re: How to setup self hosted Alpha Application Server ?

                            screen-sharing and/or a regular phone call.
                            The screen share let’s me see the choices that are
                            present, and voice obviously saves typing.

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                            • #15
                              Re: How to setup self hosted Alpha Application Server ?

                              Originally posted by madtowng View Post
                              screen-sharing and/or a regular phone call.
                              The screen share let’s me see the choices that are
                              present, and voice obviously saves typing.
                              Thanks very much for the offer , screen sharing is not possible. It will expose my license. Hope Alpha can show post their sample solution here.
                              Once again Gregg, Thanks so much for trying to help. I appreciate it!

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