ISPConfig 3 - How do you Propperly Manage DNS and and Add New Site?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by adobe, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. adobe

    adobe New Member

    Hello,

    After several attempts, I've finally managed to install ISPConfig 3 from this url http://www.ispconfig.org/downloads/ISPConfig-3.0.0.6-beta.tar.gz and I was ablet to login to the admin cp.

    I added a new "client" and then logged in as the client. I clicked on the tab "DNS" first and clicked the button "Add new DNS Zone (SOA)" and Filled it up like this:

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    Then I clicked the tab "Records" and added a few records like this:

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    Then on my Godaddy account, I added 2 host entries (ns1.nemesis-warcraft.com and ns2.nemesis-warcraft.com) and then editted my nameserver of my domain name to point to ns1.nemesis-warcraft.com and ns2.nemesis-warcraft.com like this:

    http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/8778/84026752tw1.png

    Then back on the ISP Config, I clicked the "Sites" -> "Add new website" and filled it like this:

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    Now, i visited this url in browser (after 48 hours - nameserver propagation time) : http://www.nemesis-warcraft.com

    And i am getting re-directed to this page : http://www.nemesis-warcraft.com/apache2-default/ and i see "It Works!" page

    If i visit the url http://nemesis-warcraft.com, now i see "Welcome to your website!" page like i am supposed to.

    So, why isn't http://[B]www.[/B]mydomain.com is re-directing to the default apache2 page? Where have I gone wrong? Please advice, first time messing with DNS :(
     
  2. till

    till Super Moderator

    First to the DNS setup. CNAME records always point to a domain name and not a IP, so edite your cname record and change the IP address to nemesis-warcraft.com. If you want to point a domain to a IP, then use a A-Record and not CNAME.

    Second to the website: You created the site nemesis-warcraft.com and not www.nemesis-warcraft.com as you can easily see on your own screenshot. So to fix this:

    1) Change nemesis-warcraft.com to www.nemesis-warcraft.com
    2) If you want that you get the same site when you enter nemesis-warcraft.com (without www), then add a subdomain for nemesis-warcraft.com that points to www.nemesis-warcraft.com

    Also you should update ISPConfig to the latest release by running this command on the shell first:

    ispconfig_update_from_svn.sh
     
  3. adobe

    adobe New Member

    Last edited: Feb 2, 2011
  4. adobe

    adobe New Member

    Okay, I take back what I said. Adding www as a subdomain doesn't seem to be working.

    How do I properly do this using DNS? Please advice.
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    Last edited: Feb 9, 2011
  5. till

    till Super Moderator

    Please dont mix up dns and the website, that are two completely different things!

    First, check the dns part. Does the command:

    dig www.nemesis-warcraft.com

    return the IP address of the server? If yes, dns is ok and nothing has to be changed.

    Second, the website part. There had been a few bugfixes in the latest version. Please update to ISPConfig 3.0.0.7. Then delete the www alias domain and create it again.
     
  6. odonel

    odonel New Member

    why do i always get when adding DNS entries ?

    Error:
    Email format invalid.

    ispconfig RC1

    i tried admin@mysite.com. adim.mysite.com., admin.mysite.com

    always comes with email error

    thanx
     
  7. till

    till Super Moderator

    The correct format in the dns records is:

    admin.mysite.com.

    and when you use the dns wizard, the format is:

    admin@mysite.com

    I just tested it and it works fine for me.
     
  8. farnoud

    farnoud New Member

    I have a domain with tucows they just let me choose a nameserver that already exist.

    my domain is hadifarnoud.com and I configured my DNS zone as described here but in tucows panel I cannot use ns1.hadifarnoud.com because it says doesnt exist.

    I don't know why you can use ns1.domain.com and I cant ( tucows only accept names and wont let me enter IP )
     

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