Setting up a server from scratch
"UCSC Student" at cats.ucsc.edu
Wed Nov 10 00:52:57 UTC 1999
I haven't done any web-server or DNS work before and would appreciate it
if someone could tell me how to go about setting up a site.
When I register for a domain at Network Solutions, lets say "abcd.com",
what do I put in for the various addresses (administration, technical,
billing)? I plan to host the site on my computer in my college dorm
room. How do I make sure that the database has my IP address associated
with abcd.com? Can I change this later? I read about people setting up
primary and secondary DNS servers. Do I need to do this?
A question about subdomains. How do I set up a subdomain
(food.abcd.com)? Do all domain names ending with "abcd.com"
automatically reach my webserver? I am worried about this because when
I tried going to asdflkj.yahoo.com, I didn't get an error from Yahoo's
web server but instead I got a host not found error.
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