name servers, dns, domain name resolution
Posted on 2004-08-26
I purchased a domain name from surpasshosting.com, and I am renting a virtual private server (VPS) from redwoodvirtual.com. How do I make the domain name that I purchased resolve to my web server? The only instructions I can find on my web hosting provider's web site says that they following entries should be in my resolv.conf file:
Still, my domain name continues to resolve to my former hosting provider.
Though I could use some general help, here are two specific questions that come to mind:
1. Since my new web hosting provider (redwoodvirtual.com) offers name servers, do I still need install Bind (or an other DNS server) on my web server?
2. If making my domain name resolve to my web server is just a matter of modifying settings in my web server and my hosting company's name servers, then what prevents other people from making my domain name resolve to their web servers without my permission?