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  • Setting up DNS in Virtual Dedicated Server ?

    Hi all.

    Does anybody know how to set up DNS on a virtual dedicated server?

    When I started my account I just assumed my webhost would give me the DNS so I could point the domain to them, but I'm thinking it is something that I have to do? or create?

    I use Plesk 7.5.2, Redhat Linux

    Any help is REALLY, REALLY appreciated.


  • #2
    i would ask your host what the IP#(s) is/are then you go to where the domain is registered and enter that info where it asks you to.

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    • #3
      Well, according to them it is different on a dedicated server.

      They are saying that I "create" my own DNS???

      I know how the process "usually" works with shared hosting, but they are saying this is different...

      I think I'll google it!

      Keep the advice coming though!

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      • #4
        Are you using WebHost Manager on your server? If so, this is automatically handled.
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        • #5
          Steve,

          As far as I know, I am not using any program called "webhost manager". The only thing on my server is PLESK 7.5.2 and some vbulletin files that I am really looking forward to running an install script on.

          I'm lost, I'm googling it.

          But as far as I can tell, I am supposed to somehow create nameserver info in plesk and then go to my registrar and fill in the info there... how to do it exactly is evading me though. :\

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          • #6
            A great book on this subject is DNS and Bind from O'Reilly:
            http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/dns4/
            Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Steve Machol
              A great book on this subject is DNS and Bind from O'Reilly:
              http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/dns4/
              Thank you much, I will look into it.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Joseph777
                Well, according to them it is different on a dedicated server.

                They are saying that I "create" my own DNS???

                I know how the process "usually" works with shared hosting, but they are saying this is different...

                I think I'll google it!

                Keep the advice coming though!
                you need to get the IP# from the host only they know what it is afterall. if the host has a FAQ page visit it. in h-sphere it tells you your IP and DNS your site is on. at least on a real server it does.

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                • #9
                  ick, Plesk is a pesky system, I've never had any luck adminin it or using it well.

                  Good luck :/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mike Anime
                    you need to get the IP# from the host only they know what it is afterall. if the host has a FAQ page visit it. in h-sphere it tells you your IP and DNS your site is on. at least on a real server it does.
                    Yup,

                    I got three IP addresses now. One is my main IP address. The other two are to be used to set up DNS. As far as how to do it, I am pulling my hair out, I have read about 10 tutorials written by retards. LOL. They should be called "stooptorials".

                    This is Hell!

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                    • #11
                      I know in whm, after you have setup the proper FNDQ for the hostname, you setup nameservers.

                      usually ns1 or ns and ns2 or ns1 .hostname.com

                      then you add an a name entry, and move on.

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                      • #12
                        If you are using your own domain as the name servers, you have to add NS/A entries for your Domain.

                        You will also have to edit /etc/resolv.conf with the proper values if you want full compatability; for example my resolv.conf is:

                        domain bleach101.com
                        search bleach101.com
                        nameserver 127.0.0.1
                        nameserver 66.45.225.98
                        nameserver 66.45.225.99

                        where bleach101.com is the primary NS domain, 66.45.225.98 is ns1 and 66.45.225.99 is ns2

                        Good luck.

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