Question about DNS and ISPconfig 3

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by KenKnight, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. KenKnight

    KenKnight Member

    Hi all,

    Here's the situation. We have a bunch of websites hosted by a third party hosting service. We also have our own web hosting server using debian lenny and ISPconfig 3. All of our clients maintain their DNS at godaddy (for the most part) and create A records pointing to the third-party host. This past weekend, the third-party host moved all of these sites to a new machine that has a different external IP address. This, of course, broke all connections to these sites. What one of the owners here is asking, is this; Is it possible for them to point their A records (or something) to our ISPconfig server and then we provide the correct IP address to go to? And can this be done without actually making our server the name server for this domain?

    Thanks for any advice.

    Best regards,
    Ken Knight
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Yes. Just tell them your IP address and let them create the dns a-record.

    On your server, just create a nwe website for their domain. No dns settings have to be made on your side.

    If you want tp provide email for their domain as well, then they have to create a mx record pointing to the hostname of your server as well. You create then a mail domain and mailboxes on your server.

    You dont have to run any dns services on your server for that.
  3. KenKnight

    KenKnight Member

    Thanks till,

    I think what you've described is only if the site will truly reside on the ispconfig server. What do you do if the web site actually resides on another hosting providers server.

  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer


    Then you have to configure the other hosting server. Your server is not used for anything then, neither dns, email nor web.

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