Originally Posted by rayman
Hi I'm ray and could do with some help if its not to much trouble..
I'm trying to setup bind and host my own domain that I own (boyguls.co.uk) I have a server running a site (racinkids.hopto.org) on a dynamic IP with no-ip.com .
I need help setting up bind and creating records for zones etc I've tryed using ispconfig but confused myself I've also got webmin but thats confused me too.
I want to host a site for (boyguls.co.uk) and maybe some sub domains off it too but I'm stuck and confused.
I belive that I could use racinkids.hopto.org as 1 dns server as it is always available and sign up to a free 1 as a secondary and therefore use them to resolve (boyguls.co.uk) and any subdomains I create..
is this correct and do you have any idea how to do it as I'm fairly new to hosting and seem to be running round in circles from 1 type of sytem to another and getting nothing done
I've looked into the theory behind all this so I hope this is all right (have never needed to do it):
First of all I'd suggest using DynDns as their dynamic service runs a little faster then no-ip (I don't realy know why, but I used to get update lag with no-ip): www.dyndns.org
Secondly you'd need two name servers (At least). So using bind you'd create something like two records on dyndns itself and then as name servers:
You'd then use Bind to manage the information ( an A record back to bgsite.dyndns.org which points to your server ).
Hopefully that works. The theory is a little obscure and I'm sure the practice is actually harder.