How do I publish my website?

Everytime I try to access my website through the server base URL I keep getting a DNS error. How can I fix this?

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You need the DNS servers to be set up to know where your server is.  Who looks after them for you?

Is there a way to set them up myself? I am also trying to make my desktop into a server. Right now my internet provider is my university.

Well, you could run a DNS server on a machine somewhere (including the Confluence server), but just running a DNS server doesn't mean anyone will use it.  Your ISP needs to put the DNS entries into their DNS servers for other people to pick it up.

How would I run a DNS server? This is my first time trying to set up a server for a website so I don't really know much. Any info is great help.

Download and install one.  A lot of people use BIND, but that's quite a heavyweight.  dnsmasq is a lot lighter and easier for the basics.

However, putting a DNS server on a network can be risky if you aren't careful with it.  If you're doing this on a network you don't own, you could cause problems.

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Without a DNS server, you might be able to reach it using the port (the default is 8090).

Try browsing to https://[baseurl].com:8090

Thanks. Would this work on a LAN at least?

Possibly.  If the LAN is set up to know that your baseurl should resolve to your server.

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