February 28th, 2012, 02:49 PM
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Beginner trying to understand DNS, MX, A and mail
i have a VPS server with a fasthosts Centos5.7 with plesk.
IP address: 188.8.131.52
I registered a domain name from fasthosts, say,
which I designate fasthost DNS
in fasthosts control panel i added DNS records.
(blank) 184.108.40.206 A
plip 220.127.116.11 A
www plop.co.uk CNAME
plip plop.co.uk 10 MX
So i want my VPS fqdn to be plip.plop.co.uk
Apart from being a ridiculous name, I take it this is ok?
My VPS can also be a DNS server
Should i turn VPS DNS on .. is it an advantage to have it, aswell as use the fasthost DNS?
I notice that people have something like mail.plop.co.uk as an MX record(?)
Is plip.plop.co.uk not enough to direct emails (email@example.com) to my VPS?
thanks very much