Well, I just bought a cheap VPS server. Nothing too fancy for now. Just a little something to launch my portfolio. I also bought a domain name to go with it.
However, I'm a little lost..The VPS has Fedora 19 installed on it. How do I setup Bind? I'm trying to setup the hostname (the ns1.site.com thing), but the tutorials that I try..Well, they don't seem to work. None of the files are where they are suppose to be..I don't know if the tutorials are too old, or if I'm doing something wrong..Bind is installed already..And that's about all I know at the moment. I can't seem to find a good tutorial..Been trying to figure this out for a couple of hours now..Beginning to wonder if I should have gone with a simple web host instead of a VPS..lol
Thanks for any help
Best Answer +BudMan , 03 September 2014 - 11:56
So from their response they do not provide name services. Curious if they provide reverse for your IP. Mine does - so I can point my IP to my fqdn I create for my host. this is not a requirement unless you for example wanted to send email from the box for your domain. Many major players will block email from an IP without a proper reverse record (PTR)
Here is the thing - 1 IP, while some registrars might allow to only have one ns for your domain - it is VERY VERY BAD practice to do so. You should have 2 at min, so if you wanted to host the nameservers for your domain I would suggest we can setup your box as ns1, but will need to find a service that can be your 2nd (ns2) - many free places to do that.
From looking at your host support http://sibername.biz...-to-weebly-com/
They seem to support advanced dns - where you can create records for your domain using their NS - and then just create A records, etc. pointing to your IP.
If you want - if you let me gain access to your account on your registrar we can look through the screens together using teamviewer or something, etc. And we can get your vps with a name in your domain to resolve to its IP.
So in the end what is your goal - do you just want to be able to go to something.yourdomain.tld and get to your vps be it for ssh, ftp, www, etc. Or do you really want to play with running your own nameservices with bind?
Happy to walk you through whatever you want to do - but to be honest, I would go with just getting your registrars dns to resolve your domain to your vps IP. This is by far a much simpler and less complex setup. Go to the full post