Question about Using Godaddy Guide

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Rocky, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. Rocky

    Rocky Member


    This is an awesome guide that I will use to my advantage. I always wanted to manage my own DNS for my organization. However, I do have a few questions.

    When setting up Debian Perfect, will the hostnames be the usual server1 and respectively and do they need to be a FQDN?

    When setting up ISPConfig, where it says:
    Please enter the host name: E.g. www
    Please enter the domain: E.g.
    Dose the name need to be the same for both servers or should I use server1 and respectively?

    I noticed that you're using 2 ISPConfig servers for this setup, one as Master DNS and the other as Slave. I understand that if one goes down, the other picks up. So this is a redundant setup, which I love.

    Is this redundancy only for DNS or does it apply to the entire ISPConfig data?

    If that's not the case, would I be able to apply your guide, Mirror Your Web Site With rsync and How To Set Up Database Replication In MySQL , to the ISPConfig servers?

    I would like to have a setup that does website/mysql replication also, therefore if one of my ISPConfig server should go down, the other will take over.

    This will do for a complete redundant setup. Is that possible?
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    You can use whatever hostname you like, but they should be different and exist in DNS.

    They must be different.

    It's for DNS only.

    It's possible with some knowledge. You must keep in mind that both servers have different IP addresses and hostnames, so after synching the data over to the second server, you'd have to change some configuration files and settings in the ISPConfig database (unless you plan to switch the IP addresses and hostnames if the first server goes down).
  3. Rocky

    Rocky Member

    Hey Falko,

    As always, thanks for replying, I really look forward to getting answers from you guys.

    Will ISPConfig 3 support having a primary and secondary in case for failure? If so, what's the release timeframe. I'd like to have something that will kick in if the primary should fail and then switch back once the primary goes back up.

    I am looking to get 2 IBM X335 servers, one as the primary and one as the secondary. I just need to get an idea of what configuration options I have.

    If ISPConfig 3 supports it, then I'll just setup both my servers identically(same ip/config/website/database) with the current ISPConfig version and if one should fail, I'd just turn it off and them turn the backup on.

  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    The current ISPConfig 2 has already primary and secondary DNS support.
  5. Rocky

    Rocky Member

    Hey Guys,

    Thanks for all the guidance and support, I really do appreciate it.

    I have just installed ISPConfig 2.2.11 on my IBM X335 and everything went well. I can reach the server at and can access the control panel via https.

    I logged into Godaddy's control panel and added 2 hosts to my domain,, which points to 2 different public ip's, --> 141.150.xx.xxA and --> 141.150.xx.xxB.

    I logged into my ISPConfig control panel and changed the server settings DNS to and I then created a website for mydomain as follows:
    Hostname: www (Should this be server1?)
    IP: 192.168.0.xx

    I then created a few co-domain as follows:

    I then went to the DNS manager and created a master DNS as follows:
    IP: 141.150.xx.xxA

    The following records were also created:
    A Records:
    141.150.xx.xxA www
    141.150.xx.xxA ns1
    141.150.xx.xxB ns2
    141.150.xx.xxC mail (External MTA)


    Is this the correct way to set this up or do I need to change something? This is my first try at trying to host my own DNS.


  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Looks ok. You can check your records with the dig command.

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