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Old 11-30-2003, 02:16 PM   #1
akurtis
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Apache Setup and problems regarding Network Solutions


I installed Apache on my Redhat 9 system, started it up and got my cool test page that shows that it is working. I own the domain theusefulnet.com, i purchased it from network solutions. Using the apache setup GUI I i set the hostname to theusefulnet.com. i thought that this might make the test page show up on theusefulnet.com but it still has the networks solutions thing saying "This Page is Under Construction" Can you tell me how to get my homepage up on the domain using apache. Ive got an apache book on the way, but based on how long thte guy in front of me has it it could be several weeks. I did some searching on the subject but none of it made sense to me. If perhaps you also had a helpful website i could look at that would be great too.

Thanks
Alex

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Old 11-30-2003, 03:18 PM   #2
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I don't use network solutions myself but here is the general idea.

Before you get your domain to work you need to have it in a DNS somwhere on the Internet. If you don't host your own DNS you can go to www.no-ip.com and they will host DNS for about 20-30 USD / year. After you have your domain in a DNS you must log in to your settings on Network Solutions and Add the address to your DNS Servers.
ex. ns1.no-ip.org, ns2.no-ip.org.

If you use dynamic ip (DHCP) you need to download a daemon from no-ip that constantly updates your ip with the DNS. (easy install)

After all this, count on up to 72 hours for everything to work.

/F
 
Old 11-30-2003, 07:11 PM   #3
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How may I host my own DNS server, and is my apache server configured correctly?
 
Old 12-01-2003, 11:02 AM   #4
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What kind of Internet-connection do you have?
Are you assigned a Static or a DHCP IP from your ISP?

If you have a static IP you can host your own DNS without problems but I would recommend leting someone else do it. It's less administration for you and you will have it up in no time.

To test if you configuration is OK try to surf into your box with your external (ISP provided) Ip-address as URL in your webbrowser.

http://yourip

If you see your welcomepage your config is OK.

Then to get your domainname working you need a DNS, either your own or a hosted one.

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Old 12-01-2003, 06:34 PM   #5
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i found a free dns server, www.zoneedit.com and transferred my DNS to that site from network solutions servers. Now i should be able to host from my apache settings that i posted correct?

Thanks

Alex
 
Old 12-02-2003, 12:39 AM   #6
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If your severs ipaddress is in zoneedits DNS and if zoneedits DNS address is entered into network solutions it should work. It can take up to a couple of days for the changes to make their way over the internet, last domain I moved took 24 hours so sometimes you get lucky.

You should be able to 'ping' your domainname when everything is done and then you can start working on the web.

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