ISPconfig3 - Fully Qualified Domain Name, Nameserver

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by lundix, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. lundix

    lundix New Member

    I did the tutorial Perfect Server ISPConfig3 Ubuntu 11.10 and appreciated it highly. Clear instructions and taking care of all the important details. Very good tutorial. I had the system running (on my LAN and I could access the server through a virtual server on my router using my public IP). None the less, now I have registered a domain name and I want to try it out "for real" using it for my company website. I am not sure if i have to run through the set-up again and add the correct FQDN or if it can be modified retroactive.

    So my questions are:

    1. Can I change my server name to a FQDN retroactive so that ISPConfig has the FQDN name in the admin pages or do I need to make a fresh install?

    2. I guess it is necessary to advertise the servers public IP in some way in the /etc/hostfiles? Should I add a second line with the servername and public ip or will that be unecessary?

    3. Will my FQDN server also be the name of the nameserver? I.ex shoul i register it as the nameserver at the domain register company where i bought my domain name?

  2. till

    till Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    1) You can change the name.
    2) Thats not nescessary.
    3) The name van be different, but I recommend that you use the fqdn hostname for the beginning.

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