Online Ordering / Static IP

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Online Ordering / Static IP

Postby mohlotf » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:10 am

Thanks Scott for your quick reply to my email,
Now to run the online station, do I have to have a static IP if I'm running the main station on the same computer that's running the server?
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Re: Online Ordering / Static IP

Postby Scott » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:52 pm

mohlotf wrote:Now to run the online station, do I have to have a static IP if I'm running the main station on the same computer that's running the server?


Yes, the IP needs to be static on the OO machine and the DB server. Inside IP must be static so that the port forward can be correctly configured on the router. If the inside address isn't static, then it won't be able to find the machine in the future when the address is refreshed.


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Re: Online Ordering / Static IP

Postby mohlotf » Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:57 pm

thank you
is there any plugin or java to redirect from my website to my local machine online, i have my website done with wordpress and my host support multiply future ( without static ip )or any app to make my web communicate with my local computer

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Re: Online Ordering / Static IP

Postby Scott » Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:52 am

All you would need to do is setup an "href" tag in your current website code which would add a LINK, or you can add a button that says "order online" to your existing site. Below are a few examples of HTML code that would link to order.xyzpizza.com.

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<!-- // Example 1 - standard hyper link -->

<a href="http://order.xyzpizza.com">click here to order online</a>


<!-- // Example 2 - generic push button -->

<form action="http://order.xyzpizza.com" method="get">
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="Order Online">
</form>


<!-- // Example 3 - Image Button (or clickable image) -->

<a href="http://order.xyzpizza.com"><img src="images/my_button_image.png" alt="click to order online" border="0" /></a>




With no static IP, you could use a Dynamic DNS service which requires running an AP at your store so that the DDNS provider can know your store's current IP and keep it up-to-date. They give you a name that you would use from your outside site. The most common DDNS service is dyndns.org. I think they cost about $15/yr. A static IP is much more reliable however, and always the recommended and best solution.


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