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Topic # 61856 25-May-2010 10:48
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I have a VPS with Where's my server with a single static ip and a domain from domains4less.co.nz (tom.geek.nz) As a newbie I need a simple detailed instructions to get the domain to redirect to the ip of my server 210.4.***.** . I have an apache webserver setup and virtual host configuired. Any help is appreciated. I have another domain setup on the same domain setup on the same server (testsitenz.co.cc) and used an A zone record to set it up but I have no idea on this one.

Tom





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  Reply # 334410 25-May-2010 11:41
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There are three pieces to the puzzle:

Registrar
DNS Hosting
Website Hosting

You can either use 3 separate companies for each piece, or have one company do two parts or have one company do all.

Does your VPS plan include a DNS service?  Can you install a DNS service/server on your VPS?





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  Reply # 334418 25-May-2010 11:50
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I don't know if they provide dns service. What would i need to host a DNS server on my centos server and how do i set it up? link to a how to?





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 334534 25-May-2010 14:45
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You should be able to do what you need to do with the domains4less.co.nz control panel.

See the following entry in their knowledge base:

https://support.webhost.co.nz/index.php?group=domains4less&_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=385&nav=0,80

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  Reply # 334843 25-May-2010 23:28
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Ive found its easiest to do DNS hosting with the Registrar, i haven't found any benefit otherwise.



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  Reply # 334881 26-May-2010 07:31
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I appear to have got it working with the www on the domain but without it still doesn't work. Any ideas??





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  Reply # 334890 26-May-2010 08:13
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Hey there Tom,
by the looks of your dns information you just need to remove the current a record for the root (eg. no www), and then add one for the correct IP like you have done for the www.

Your domain control panel is the same as mine: www.controlpanel.co.nz

--cody

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  Reply # 334892 26-May-2010 08:20
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To add to the above, the root record is the one with the '@' symbol in the prefix column.

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  Reply # 335036 26-May-2010 13:23
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New a record pointing to @ will sort it out.

And this in your httpd.conf or .htaccess will redirect all non www links to www for a cleaner looking URL.

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^tom.geek.nz [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.tom.geek.nz/$1 [R=301,L]



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  Reply # 335089 26-May-2010 15:26
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All sorted!! Thanks guys.





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