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Old 10-29-2003, 05:35 PM   #1
bcarl314
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How to set up my computer as a webserver


I'm running on RH Linux 9 with apache. The web server works great for my IP address.

(ie http://123.45.67.89 points to my compter from the public and the webserver serves the files)

What I would like to do is register a domain name (let's say bcarl314.com) and have that point to my computer.

What do I need to do to make that happen?

Should I set up my computer as a nameserver? If so, how do I do that?

Thanks
 
Old 10-29-2003, 06:18 PM   #2
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Hi,

You cant just make your own name up, you have to register a domain name which will usually cost you some money, say 10 UK pound for a year.

You will then normally be able to log into whoevers website you registered with and point the domain name to your IP. You can also do other things like create e-mail aliases and forward them to other e-mail address's etc.

the last time I registered a couple of domain names I used www.freeparking.com
 
Old 10-29-2003, 09:03 PM   #3
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Yeah, I know I need to purchase the domain name.

The registrar I usually use is www.godaddy.com ($10 / yr)

However, there is no method of pointing my domain to an IP address through them, only to a nameserver. (ns1.nameserver.net as an example)

How do I get a nameserver that will correctly resolve my domain name to my IP address?
 
Old 10-30-2003, 01:26 PM   #4
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err, they should have there own nameservers ! if they dont go somewhere else.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 10:05 AM   #5
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If you're not running your own dns or for some reason you could try a third party DNS service. I have found that dns.widge.net very satisfactory and reasonably priced.
 
  


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