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23rd Aug 09 at 22:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I'm running a website from a local machine and at the moment I'm having to re-direct the domain straight to the IP. How do you go about setting up DNS? I've only ever used cPanel (etc) on web hosts before, so I'm clueless.

I need a domain to 'link' to the IP. Anyone know how?
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24th Aug 09 at 07:33   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

get someone to host your dns.

point the A record to your IP address, this will work ALOT better if you have a static IP address, it will be shite if you're IP is dynamic because DNS changes need to propergate through the Internet.

Setup your vhosts on the Apache server to accept requests for domain www.omg.com or whatever it is.

Dont believe you will get away with hosting a DNS server on your home connection for a domain name, domain names need two DNS servers to start with and they aren't allowed to be the same one.
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Alright, but could I use my domain registrar to host the DNS? ...or just use theirs?

The IP is static.
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if your registrar offers the service then yes
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you could use freedns.afraid.org

Completely free and allows you to use dynamic IPs.

 
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