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    Newbie o Server Management Confused!


    Hi i am a complete newbie at server management! basically i want to know how to get the domain http://www.altontowersworld.co.uk(registered at uk2.net) to point to my server and the ndex page i create for it etc! sorry if i sound completely dumb but all of this stuff is completely new to me! but once i know it shall be fine! hope ya can help me!


    Server ip: 63.246.129.120
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    BIND version 9.2.1
    Apache, PERL 5, PHP 4, MySQL, Webalizer, phpMyAdmin, SSH, DNS, POP3, SMTP, and Webmail.
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    >> how to get the domain http://www.altontowersworld.co.uk

    http://www.altontowersworld.co.uk is a Web site, not a domain.

    >> to point to my server

    Define to point to. And to your server? What server? What is a server in your definition?

    >> if i sound completely dumb

    Not dumb, you just have to explain your situation a little better.
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    Ok sorry! Basically i have a new dedicated server running
    Red hat linux 8.0
    Webmin
    BIND version 9.2.1
    Apache, PERL 5, PHP 4, MySQL, Webalizer, phpMyAdmin, SSH, DNS, POP3, SMTP, and Webmail
    I am basically learning things as i go here! i need to do the following three things!

    1) tell your domain register where your nameserver is,
    2) configure nameserver to resolve that domain (using named/bind)
    3) configure webserver to display page for that domain. (apache)

    I don't even know what my nameservers are and what i need to do to set the server up to accept http://www.altontowersworld.co.uk etc. if you can tell me how to do that or point me to a guide to get me started it would help! oh the good old days when life was simple
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    >> I don't even know what my nameservers are

    Your domain is currently hosted at a DNS-clueless host at uk2net.com. Your nameservers are: ultra19.uk2net.net and ultra20.uk2net.net.
    Why are they clueless in DNS? Because they have misconfigured their own domain (uk2net.net) all over the places.

    >> I am basically learning things as i go here!

    The very first requirement is that, your IP (63.246.129.120) must be STATIC. Next, you need to be able to find someone to do secondary nameserver for you beforehand. If you can't do both, just give it up and do not attempt to run DNS to host your own domain.

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