Remote access server?

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    so I am hosting a sever off of my laptop I would like to know if there is a way I can remote access my server on my laptop. So if I'm not able to get to my laptop I can get to a PC. But can someone tell me if there is a way I don't know if there is a way I can't access it off a website or do I make a ftp server. I'm confused please help.
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    I would recommend using TeamViewer. Even though TeamViewer requires you to install a program on the computer accessing the other one, it works quite well.
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    timtower Administrator Administrator Moderator

    It does not.
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    All the solutions I know:

    For mobile phones and tablets

    There's an app called SplashTop, wich enables you to view and use a computer from a mobile device. The app is free fro personal use.

    For other PCs

    As others mentioned, TeamViewer is a great solution to manage a computer from a distance. It's also free for personal use.

    Webserver solution

    Sadly, this method requires you to run a local server on your computer wich you need to download, if you don't have anything to access such feature (listed below), nut it's the cleanest method (and hardest).

    First of all, you need to create a local server. Options:

    - Download Apache, wich is a free software to host servers from your computer. It's a bit hard to set up, so I would suggest using XAMPP instead of it, wich is just a big package with Apache and PHP support.
    - If you have Python installed, you can run a SimpleHTTPServer with it.

    Once you have your server set up, you can connect to your computer by entering your IPV4 in the browser. This can be done easily from the same Wi-Fi network, but requires you to port forward, if you want to join from other networks.

    After all this is done, you need to install a way to manage files through FTP. If you use XAMPP, it has a FileZilla server already built-in, thus you don't need to do anything about it.

    Side note: If you have a spare domain (I doubt it though), you can attach it to your IPV4 address, so you can access it with a more friendlier domain name. You can also use no-ip domains, if you want. Same can be achieved with the free domain names (.tk, .ma, etc.)
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    I use TightVNC myself, it's freeware. Have mcma for a few server procedures with a webgui, just don't use their permission editor. Either way, if you want access outside of your network, make a note of all ports.
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    @mcdorli i know how to port forward and such but is the web server that friendly and save aka has a login. When I mean friendly I mean user friendly.
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    There's also Remote Desktop, which is included with some versions of Windows.
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    Your computer would have to be on at all times you know?
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    Please use quotes, tahgs don't work.

    It is, XAMPP comes with 5 buttons to activate different programs (you need to use apa he, and fileZilla server), and a shell (close to cmds), wich I think you can use to start the server.
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