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South African webserver help



8:27 am on Mar 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi there,

I am hoping someone can help me quite urgently.

I have been given a webserver in south africa. It is set up with ubuntu and running EHCP. I have created two nameservers that point to the same server IP. The problem is that the registrar in south africa does not allow for both nameservers to point to the same IP. Is it possible to create another one for the same server?

Here are the server specs

Hostname: VM-ISLABS-VM10
Linux 2.6.27-15-server i686

PHP version: 5.2.6-2ubuntu4.6
MySQL version: 5.0.67
Apache version: 2.2.9 (Ubuntu)
CPU number: 1
model name: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X7460 @ 2.66GHz
cpu MHz: 2659.877
cache size: 16384 KB
Memory: used free (MB)
168 1855
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
19G 1.9G 16G 11% /
/dev/sda5 228M 31M 186M 15% /boot
10:24:57 up 8 days, 16:54, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.02, 0.00
hosts.deny: 2

Many thanks


8:57 am on Mar 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I have created two nameservers

Are you saying you have set up your own nameservers ? It more common to add your nameserver entries to same 3rd party nameserver. In any case the nameservers should have separate IP's and preferably be in separate locations.

You should be able to find someone offering this service for No or Low cost, but don't know situation in S.A.


9:17 am on Mar 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I agree with daveVk on this..

Your name server settings are usually controlled from within your domain control panel at your registrar (not web host, unless you use the same company for hosting and domains) You will have two name server entries, typically these entries will be called NS1 and NS2. These should both be pointed to the ip address of your hosting server.

Your name servers should never be on the same physical server as your web server.


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