Build Nameserver and Virtual Hosts
I currently have a single website hosted on my Red Hat 9 server. I would like to take a couple of things further:
1. I would like to know how to setup multiple website on the one server
2. I would also like to setup a Name-server so that i don't have to get an external company to point the URL to my IP address.
I currently work in console (no GUI) but also have web-min when the console gets the better of me! I use apache 2, vs-ftp, postfix and mysql.
Any help would be appreciated. I have only joined the Linux world recently so I have not yet build up many skills.
----- RH9 Web Server Specs:-----
Dual Xeon 2.4Gb Processors
Tyan Tiger i7501R Motherboard
512 DDR RAM PC-2100 (2x256 Reg ECC)
2 x 80Gb SATA (Raid) HDD
1 x 80Gb IDE HDD
----- Why not go nuts :) -----
I am not sure if your are using a static or dynamic ip address but you can use a dynamic dns client to automatically update your url to your ip address automatically all the time.
If you have registered your own domain name than I would recommend you to stop by zoneedit.com and register with them. They will provide you with free domain name servers for up to five domain names I believe. After the five domain names than they start charging you. But it's a good start and I have never had any problems with them and they have excellent support.
Using zoneedit.com's name servers and a dynamic dns client such as ddclient you will be completely good to go for up to five domain names.
If you are looking for free domain names to use and a dynamic dns client to use than I would recommend you to stop by at dyndns.org, register with them and than your can register as many free domain names with them as you wish. You can also grab a dynamic dns client from there as there are many to choose from for free.
As for setting up multiple web sites on your box as I have done so myself, which are called virtual hosts, just check out and read through redhat's documentation on Apache HTTP server configuration located at the following url:
Just read through it step by step and you should be good to go.
I hope this helps, and good luck.
Sorry about that. I didn't read the part that you wanted to setup your own name server. You will have to find a good tutorial on configuring Bind. If I find one for you than I will post a url back here for you.
Sorry about that.
I have a Static IP not a dynamic IP, i guess i should have included that in the first post.
Is Bind the module that takes care of Name-Servering? If so is it a hard program to work with and configure?
Yes bind takes care of name serving. It basically is your name server. I wouldn't say that bind is easy to configure but that all depends who your talking to.
I just searched google and found a bunch of howto's. I found one web site that may be of use: http://www.linuxforum.com/bind/Bv9ARM.html
But don't quote me on that. I have not read through it.
I think there is actually one here at this forum somewhere.
Anyways, I hope this helps.
That site was useful. It looks like i need to sort out some things in my head regarding a bit of the lingo, but nothing is meant to be simple!
Thanks for your help,
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