Solved

Setup a website and DNS

Posted on 2004-09-10
6
175 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
Hello EE Community

Could anyone help with this problem I have.
I have windows 2000 advanced server installed on my computer and I would like to use it for my website.

Could anyone please tell me step by step instruction on how to configure it so that I can set up the DNS etc so that it can be viewed on the web.

Thank you for any help
Caz

0
Comment
Question by:BeginningWebDesign
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 33

Assisted Solution

by:sajuks
sajuks earned 250 total points
ID: 12025019
0
 

Author Comment

by:BeginningWebDesign
ID: 12025734
Hi sajuks

That does not really help, I'm being asked to configure the dns server and I'm not sure what I need to enter in the wizard step through.

Caz
0
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
mikeleebrla earned 250 total points
ID: 12025908
well there are several things that we will need to know since there are MANY different configuration possibilities:


1.  do you have a registered domain name?
2.  do you want to host your own dns or you you want your ISP to?
3.  what kind of internet connection do you have?  if it is a "personal" type,,, odds are www (port 80) traffic will be blocked so you can't host a www site from it anyway.

If you do have your own domain name registered and you want to host your own dns.... you will have to have the registrant change the authoritative DNS server for your domain to you servers IP address.  that way when requests are made for www.yourdomain.com  other dns servers will look to your IP address to find the correct IP address of any yourdomain.com IP address.  You will have to allow port 53 for DNS requests to come through to your server..... i hope this helps to get you started... ask any more questions youd like.

0
Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

 

Author Comment

by:BeginningWebDesign
ID: 12027754
Hi mikeleebrla

I have complete control over the server and have my own domain name.
I will also be using my own dns
The site will be viewed on the net by anyone who visits it.

Caz  
0
 

Author Comment

by:BeginningWebDesign
ID: 12027768
Hi mikeleebrla

Also have my own ip address

Caz
0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:mikeleebrla
ID: 12027859
well then you need to make sure that ports 80 and 53 are allowed by your ISP. If they are then you need to forward these ports through your firewall to your server.  You need to register your DNS server with the domain registrant as the authoritative DNS server for your domain.
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Server Hard Drive Expansion 2 158
Syteline and a new domain controller 4 729
Windows 7 7 269
Problems executing VBS script in Windows 2000 16 184
NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
Many businesses neglect disaster recovery and treat it as an after-thought. I can tell you first hand that data will be lost, hard drives die, servers will be hacked, and careless (or malicious) employees can ruin your data.

830 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question