New to DNS

Urban Loesch bind at
Fri Sep 8 15:17:30 UTC 2006

Sutabi wrote:
> I am a web developer more then a network admin and DNS has always
> scared me. I started out with a shared host, then a vm server and now
> need to move to a dedicated server and I have only problem is I have to
> setup dns stuff.
> Currently I have about 7 sites, I'd like to mirgrate onto this server,
> apache is already setup as well as mysql and so on.
> So I have 1 server, 4 ip addresses and 7 domain names. Bind 9 is supose
> to be completely written and easier to deal with so I've compile and
> installed it but I'm a bit lost on Zones. Also name servers baffle me
> since I only have 1 server, cant nameservers run on the same server as
> my http/mail/database?

Yes nameservers can run on the same server. But you should have a least 
2 different Servers.

Or you can outsoruce your zones to some DNS Providers. I think there are 
many providers which have such a service.


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