How to setup Web-Hosting via my dedicated server with a domain on godaddy
shaunm said 10 months, 2 weeks ago:
I currently have a LAMP server which I setup at home and i’m already hosting a website from it. I want to setup my newly purchased domain name to forward info directly to that server. My IP is not static because im on DSL so I use a DDNS service to update my ip.
How do I setup my new purchased domain name to forward to that server?? lets say ex: purchased = newdomain.com
DDNS name = DDNShost.com
Do I use say, forwarding with masking and enter DDNShost.com into the settings and im done??
Nate D said 10 months, 2 weeks ago:
@shaunm – Masking is a browser trick, which I would recommend not using if at all possible. Check with your DDNS provider to see if they offer a way to map your domain name, usually with a CNAME record.
I know GoDaddy is looking into the feasibility of offering their own DDNS services. There is no info as of yet to if or when, so it may or may not be available here in the future.
Gary A said 10 months, 2 weeks ago:
When working with a DDNS provider, they will often provide you with specific DNS settings or a set of nameservers to use to connect a domain name to their services. These articles explain how to update the nameservers for your domain or update the DNS settings:
shaunm said 10 months, 1 week ago:
@Nate_D Why wouldnt you recommend using masking?
I’m confused what @Gary_A is suggesting. Do you want me to setup godaddy’s nameservers in my DDNS providers settings or am I supposed to enter my DDNS providers nameserver info into godaddy’s settings?
at the moment, forwarding with masking is doing the job, but im not sure if it is efficient. For instance is every connecting taking the long way to my server rather than the quickest way possible?
Gary A said 10 months, 1 week ago:
When you are using forwarding or masking the visitors are first sent through our servers and then directed to your server, which can cause a delay. This would not be optimal when you are working with your own server.
If you are using a Dynamic DNS provider, they generally will provide you with settings to use. You would want to update the domain with us to use their settings. You can use these settings to link your domain directly to their services and have your site resolution be faster.
shaunm said 10 months ago:
@Gary_A ok I have updated the name server information. Now how to I tell the service to go to my specific IP?
Is that when I go to http://support.godaddy.com/help/article/680/managing-dns-for-your-domain-names
and add a CNAME record? or an A record?
Gary A said 10 months ago:
If you updated the domain name to use the nameservers provided by your Dynamic DNS provider, you would not need to make any other DNS changes through us. The article about changing the DNS settings would only be used if they do not provide you with nameservers to use.
Based on your response, I’m not sure if you updated the domain name to use their nameservers or to use our nameservers.
If you are using their nameservers now, the DNS settings would now be managed through them. This includes configuring the IP address that the domain should resolve to.
shaunm said 10 months ago:
I updated my GoDaddy’s name server account info to NS1.NO-IP.COM , NS2.NO-IP.COM ,NS3.NO-IP.COM,
NS4.NO-IP.COM as my 4 name servers (which are the other providers info). I think I understand now. Since my name servers for my .com now points to the other provider, I need to go to that providers site and configure my website on their system so that they know how to resolve my domain name to my ip address. If I understand correctly…
Gary A said 9 months, 4 weeks ago:
That’s correct. The nameservers you are using determines who controls the DNS settings for your domain name. As the domain name is not using the NO-IP nameservers, they would be in charge of any DNS settings for your domain name.
shaunm said 9 months, 3 weeks ago:
Just checked and my DDNS provider charges for me to add a domain that isnt registered with them so I guess im back to square one. I’ll use forwarding with masking. I guess its not the best way but it does get the job done for the price I want to pay at the moment. Thanks for all the help!
Gary A said 9 months, 3 weeks ago:
I’m glad that I was able to help out some. If you have any other questions in the future, please feel free to post them on the Forums.