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Old 06-04-2011, 04:19 AM   #1
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Confusion over nameservers

Hi Everyone,

I'm new to this forum, virtual servers and linux so please forgive any mistakes.

I want to host 5 websites on my new virtual server so I have created 2 nameservers that point to my virtual server's IP addresses as a glue record. What confuses me is when I create a new domain on my server it gives the new domain it's own nameservers ( etc) do I need to change these records so they use the nameservers I created earlier? If I do? Which particular records should I change?

Any help greatly appreciated. I'm running a Unix virtual server with a Plesk control panel.

Many thanks
Old 06-04-2011, 05:41 AM   #2
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The host server should have its own domain name. You have to apply to your domain name provider to create the nameservers using that domain name.

All subsequent domains you wish to have use those nameservers should be registered using those nameservers at the domain registrar.

Plesk should have a panel that allows the definition of the nameservers for the entire host, use your registered nameservers there. Each additional site you create should then use the defaults.
Individual sites do not need a nameserver entry, only the hosting site for the whole box needs those entries.

You should restart bind after each modification, but plesk should do that for you.

Essentially you should end up with bind entries for each domain that fit the following pattern :
Code:         A   CNAME         MX    10    A
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Thanks Smoker, that's been really helpful. I'll try it when I'm back at work tomorrow.


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