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Need to set up my DNS servers
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Msg#: 3244633 posted 10:43 pm on Feb 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hi all,

I have problem like this:
I'm new to DNS. But I have installed Apache/PHP/MySQL on windows xp. It is working fine. But now I wanted to host my own website. I still need to install DNS but don't know where to get it. So if please someone could throw light on this it would be great. Actually I want to host my own website from my own computer ( I have 2 dificualt IP Adresses ) :

I have registrate domain example.lv and I have creat ns1.example.lv (85.***.101.178) and ns2.example.lv ( 85.***.100.254) ( they are accepted by and they work 100% ) using TCP/IP protocol but my site do not work :(
Why what I need to do else?
please help me!

[edited by: jdMorgan at 11:12 pm (utc) on Feb. 6, 2007]
[edit reason] obscured specifics [/edit]



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Msg#: 3244633 posted 9:51 pm on Feb 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hi -

Your best bet is to use a DNS service - I use the following for DNS:

dns made easy - commercial, v good
zone edit - free + commercial, good

You could do it on your own servers (on unix you'd use bind, no idea what you'd need to do it on windows), but what if your machine goes down? It's hassle you don't need :-)

Another thing you might want to think about is mail - you might not want to host your own email servers if you are not 100% sure you know what you are doing.


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Msg#: 3244633 posted 11:42 pm on Feb 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

I agree.

Hosting a revenue-generating Web site at home == No vacations + No sleep + No support.

Cheap (or free) hosting is the most expensive hosting possible in terms of the long-term costs:

No redundant internet connection.
No redundant power source (unless you own a generator already).
Poor environmental controls (cooling, air filtering).
Poor physical security (usually).
No backups (unless you do them yourself on a strictly-followed schedule)
No fallback server if your machine fails.
No security specialists on call.
No help desk.

Please consider all of these factors carefully before hosting at home. Hosting at home is inexpensive until you have a problem related to one of these factors. If/when you have a problem, then it becomes very expensive -- perhaps even fatal to your business.

Additionally, be sure your ISP *allows* you to run a server. Most consumer-grade internet service is optimized for download speed and not for upload speed. Realize that a server is the opposite of a client, in that it receives very short requests and sends comparatively large responses. Therefore, the impact of running a server on consumer-grade internet service with limited "upload" capacity can be quite large, and most ISPs do not allow it for the sake of their other customers.

Some ISPs will cancel your service permanently if you violate their terms of use, so be very careful...


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