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andydurham 15th November 2008 11:26

Ubuntu 8.10 Perfect Server Question

Apologies if theres another post on this that ive missed but im a little confused. My ISP wont provide a static IP address for me so Im having to use dyndns site name. However I'm following this guide

When it gets to this part:

then edit /etc/hosts. Make it look like this:

vi /etc/hosts localhost.localdomain localhost server1

Im not sure what to put there. I called my server ubuntu, my static ip address for the server is and my dyndns account for example is

How do I set this up? can anyone help please? I'm a little confused since this is my first ever server setup and I don't want to get it wrong.

Your help would be greatly appreciated.



_X_ 15th November 2008 22:31

closest solution to your problem is here:

set your local IP for that will be fixed (static)

in ISPConfig set in:
Default Ns1: and Default Ns2: to dns servers of you ISP provider.

hope this will solve the problem.

you can always later change ip in /etc/apache2/vhosts/Vhosts_ispconfig.conf to *:80

if you are using GoDaddy:

zcworld 20th November 2008 03:35

as long as you open the port on ur router to the IP addrress that is hosting the site
the LAN IP address doesn't matter
as long as it DNS name points to you WAN IP address and the port 80 on your router goes to your WWW box its all good

as far as i know

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