scott78 - 11:42 am on Jul 16, 2013 (gmt 0)
I am a novice who has played around setting up a few websites but I have a few fundamental questions about DNS which I can't quite get my head around and can never find simple explanations for.
Whenever I purchase a domain I currently leave its Nameservers with the registrar (e.g. Fasthosts.com) and set a DNS A Record from the registrar control panel which points to my VPS. I've read that it's best to do this because changing the Nameservers to my VPS would use up extra resources? But, I can never quite work out the correct way to do things from there. So, could some kind soul answer me these simple questions:
1) Should I leave NS with the registrar and point an A record to my VPS IP?
2) If so, what about the other DNS records? Do I change those with the domain registrar (Fasthosts) or on the VPS via Plesk?
I'm currently using Plesk v11.0.09 on a Windows server.