Some question about setting IP

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by kelyiu3000, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. kelyiu3000

    kelyiu3000 New Member


    I should mention that my server is behind the router and running in vitural machine.

    My machine IP: IP)
    My external IP:
    DNS server:,

    After I used the internal IP for installation, what is the following steps to set up my external IP to my machine that outside people can visit my websites?

    Is it directly setup the ns records in the DNS setting page in control panel?
    I would like to use and in local bind server to resolve my domain(

    Any solution?

  2. kelyiu3000

    kelyiu3000 New Member

    Please help~~~
  3. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    First, you must configure your router to forward all needed ports (like 80 for http) to your ISPConfig server.

    Then you must create DNS records that point to your public IP address. If you have a dynamic IP, I suggest you get a hostname from and let your DNS records point to the hostname using CNAME records.

    The records must be created on the authoritative nameservers for your domains. If you want to use your own nameservers, take a look at

    If you want to host records for on and, you also need a glue record:
  4. kelyiu3000

    kelyiu3000 New Member

    Hi falko,

    Thank you for your help.

    And I still have some further question to ask.
    I would like to ask is that the right steps as following?

    1. Follow the steps of "How To Run Your Own DNS Servers (Primary And Secondary) With ISPConfig 3 (Debian Squeeze)" to create two sub-domain:,
    2. Create a glue record to register, in my domain service provider
    3. Finished.
    Another question is what is the different of direct point to my public IP address in domain service provider and use our own nameservers?

    Thank you very much.
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Yes, that should work. :)

    The first option means less trouble (because you don't have to run your own nameservers), but less power. The second option means you have more power over your DNS records.
  6. kelyiu3000

    kelyiu3000 New Member

    Thanks a lot.:)

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