Lost with ISP CONFIG and DNS

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by n3m3s1s4u, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. n3m3s1s4u

    n3m3s1s4u New Member

    Well I have been all over - read all there is about DNS and bind - Read Howto forums etc - but still seem to be stumbling on something - but cant put my finger on it.

    Here are my objectives but not sure if i am taking things further than i need and would really appreciate some help.

    I have got a 123-reg domain - mywebspace.co.uk (here i am allowed to change everything on dns, nameservers, A records CNAME's etc.

    I have a Ubuntu -server installation on my personal home machine (running at the moment as a virtual machine Until i get things right)

    I have pointed my domain name to the external (static) Ip address of my router - 888.888.888.888 (for eg)
    I have configure my router to forward ports on 8080, 80, 23, 21, 110, 10000 etc etc to the internal ip address (static)

    My true intentions are : to have multiple webpages under my domain name : like - me.mywebspace.co.uk and mymate.mywebspace.co.uk and once i have email set up for [email protected] to goto a web login at say webmail.mywebspace.co.uk . (obviosly will have all the mail stuff set up according to the howtoforge guid on 6.06 perfect setup)

    Now I am not sure if i need it but I looked and attempted to use ISPconfig but this seems to confuse me more.

    The front end to it all - I would love to use the Joomla system (as i know how to ue it for a single web system) but not sure what i need to do to manage more than one webpage.

    What is getting to me the most is DNS and nameservers etc. I have tried so many different things - but not sure how involved i need to be with the configs.

    Do i need to have my own nameserver? ns.mywebspace.co.uk and configure the control panel at 123-reg to point my name server to this ns.mywebspace.co.uk and the (external or internal) ip address of it?

    when i edit the /etv/hosts file - server1.mywebspace.co.uk - do i use or the external ip address of my router?

    do i need to edit or creater /etc/resolv.conf ? what do i need to put in there?

    If i need to create a nameserver - what should i do? (they mention 2 name server are needed) but i have one server - what do i point to as the second server?

    If i want to create a subdomain - webmail.mywebspace.co.uk - how do i go about doing it?

    Once this has been fully explained and installed and working - It will then be able to look into it to understand it better.

    Any help will be muchly apreciated -
  2. Ben

    Ben ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    You do not really need your own Nameserver. At least you can use any dns-server. I use the DNS-Servers from my provider for example instead of my own...

    But you always have to use official IPs in the DNS if you want the site to be reachable in the internet, because private IPs are not routed.

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