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    Domain Name point to server

    Dear All,

    I have a server which do not have any domain, to access it, i need to enter the IP address, let say http:/ / 61.4.110.18

    I would like to point my domain penangexpress.com to this server?

    How many solution/ways can i do it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by calvynlee View Post
    Dear All,

    I have a server which do not have any domain, to access it, i need to enter the IP address, let say http:/ / 61.4.110.18

    I would like to point my domain penangexpress.com to this server?

    How many solution/ways can i do it?
    1. Edit your hostfile but only you can use that domain, in this case, you dont need a domain name, yahoo.com also you can use to point to your server.
    not sure the path : c:/windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts

    2. use a dns la... either install one like BIND on your server, or get service from a free one like ZoneEdit, Xname, EasyDNS

    I thought you earn a living as an IT engineer?

    other way? not sure. How do you use Domain Name without a Domain Name System Server?

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    Quote Originally Posted by papito View Post
    1. Edit your hostfile but only you can use that domain, in this case, you dont need a domain name, yahoo.com also you can use to point to your server.
    not sure the path : c:/windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts

    2. use a dns la... either install one like BIND on your server, or get service from a free one like ZoneEdit, Xname, EasyDNS

    I thought you earn a living as an IT engineer?

    other way? not sure. How do you use Domain Name without a Domain Name System Server?
    i have use DYNDNS.org, but not 100% familiar with this one, just try and error,

    i create a hostname, let say abc.homelinux.org and the IP address i set to 61.4.110.18

    once i enter abc.homelinux.org in browser, it will goes to server, ist this "abc.homelinux.org" a DNS? i have put it in my domain DNS setting, but notting when i enter my domain in browser
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    Quote Originally Posted by calvynlee View Post
    i have use DYNDNS.org, but not 100% familiar with this one, just try and error,

    i create a hostname, let say abc.homelinux.org and the IP address i set to 61.4.110.18

    once i enter abc.homelinux.org in browser, it will goes to server, ist this "abc.homelinux.org" a DNS? i have put it in my domain DNS setting, but notting when i enter my domain in browser
    i think you got confused. ok, we detangle this one by one.

    forget dyndns. your server is a proper web server with a fixed IP or is it your test server at home with dynamic IP?

    DYNDNS is a service fro dynamic dns. Dynamic DNS is a DNS system that cater for people with dynamic IP. what makes it different is that, it's built in such a way that it's ready to have you change your IP in your DNS record repetitively in a relatively short time. example : once every 12 hrs or so. And your IP change is reflected/propagated in almost real time.

    The "conventional" DNS server is not that ganas. if you get what i mean. The 3 example i gave you are the right DNS if you're talking about free DNS for typical web server. or what ever server as long as you need a DNS to map Domain Name to IP.





    abc.homelinux.org <-- this is not a DNS. It's a domain name owned by DYNDNS, and abc is the subdomain which has been allocated to you my friend.

    so what is DYNDNS dns? i don't know... because it doesnt matter. for their service it doesnt matter. The domain name belongs to them, they have already told their registrar what DNS server they want to use and what's the DNS address.

    That's what you have to do if you own a domain name of your own.

    1. get a DNS (either your own or use others')
    2. tell your registrar what is the address of the DNS that you want to use.
    3. get back to your DNS, and configure the record for your domain.

    what are the records?
    A - Domain name and IP it should point to
    CNAME - alias of any of your domain name or it's subdomain
    MX - lists of mailserver that you have, that cater for the mailing needs of your server. You have a chance to set the priority order of the mailserver, if you have many. So where should your mail go to first, if fail to the second and so on.
    TXT - for some special purpose like SPF records.
    PTR - to map reverse IP (IP to domain).



    bottom line is abc.homelinux.org is not a DNS. it's a fully qualified domain.

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    now i get some idea, i am confusing both DDNS and DNS service that u mention early...

    That server is actually my currently company server which located in my X-company.This server is a WIFI service server which is web base, probably you can login to have a look, The page loaded is exactly the client connect to wifi at my X-company.

    To login this server to manage this server, i always forgot the IP address, i just wonder to use my un-use domain point to that IP...

    at this moment, i still unclear on the concept to create a DNS address, can you briefly explain the concept and the workflow? is this "ZoneEdit, Xname, EasyDNS" the service?
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    we have 2 option.

    option 1 : if this is only for you so to make it easier for you to do your work
    option 2 : for everyone worldwide.

    option 1
    rename your hosts file. refer to my post above about editing your hostfile. and that's everything, you're all set. you dont have to do anything else. no dyndns or anything. any apps launched from your computer will honour what you've put in your host file. but this is true to you only. other people/computer don't know what you have in your host file.

    option 2
    let say you buy your domain from Shinjiru.
    let say you don't have your own DNS server (if you own a WHM account you normally can always install one), or you dont have any hosting account where the provider are kind enuff to give you access to their DNS server (with customisable records).

    1. when you bought your domain from somewhere they will give you login details to certain control panel system. it's not the same with cPanel for webhosting. find that email with the details, we'll need that for later step.

    2. register with any of the free DNS service i've given you. for my example i will use ZoneEdit.com
    • Choose "add zone", and after adding your domain name as a zone to be hosted with ZoneEdit, choose "Edit Zone". Click on your domain name in the page.
    • Click "IP Address". This will bring you to the page where you can edit A records. for your case this is the only record that matter, because you dont own the wifi server or it's IP.
    • you'll see something like this --> [textbox1].domain.com [textbox2]
      in textbox1 you could put a subdomain. you may leave it empty or insert wild card character (*) so it will be a catchall. in textbox2, put in the IP.
    • done


    3. go back to your domain name registrar.
    • login to the domain name control panel they gave you. this is the place where you can edit the whois details. this the only place you may edit your whois details, in case you're wondering which control panel i'm talking about.
    • set in the control panel the nameserver you would like to use. here, you put in the IP of nameserver that ZoneEdit assigned to you.
    • Save, you're done. wait one hour to see it takes effect.


    if your registrar is a "cap ayam" one with no control panel, you might have to email them.

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    done, i folow your advice and set the IP address at [textbox1].domain.com [textbox2]

    i set [Blank].Penangexpress.com 61.4.110.18

    and update my DNS at my domain already...now waiting to test...
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    looks like it's already pointing to some page.

    cititel penang wifi?

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    dude, your address look familiar...
    have you ever bought a LOMO camera from someone over the internet?

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    wic address you look familiar?


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