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Hi all,

Just a quick question with regard to a new server that I have just bought.......

I am currently running a Qube 3 (Yeah, I know it's old) and have various sites listed on it as sub directories i.e.
http://www.runyourowncompany.co.uk/top-traffic-tips

runyourowncompany.co.uk is the domain name that I own, and I have various sub directories running off that domain name

Previously I have just used masking and redirecting from the IPSTAG host who is freeparking.co.uk

Now I have a RaQ 3 upgraded to 550 and want to do things properly as many of my clients are now asking me to host their websites for them.

I have a DSL connection and my IP is 213.xx.xx.78 and previously I have redirected all traffic for runyourowncompany.co.uk to that IP address, then used the DMZ feature on my firewall (3 Com jobby)  to pass all the port 80 traffic to the Internal IP address 192.168.xx.50 (The Qube 3).

I hear all this talk about nameservers and whenever I have had to configure domain names for other hosting companies, I have always had to point the domain name to their nameservers.  

What I don't understand is how to set up my RAQ550 as a Nameserver so I can modify my domain name to resolve to my nameservers........how on earth do I do that ?

I'm sure this will be a long question, so I'm assigning some major points to it as I need to get running quickly on this one.

Thanks in advance,

Si
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To do things properly, you need *two* DNS servers located on separate networks, not just one machine.  While if you have two ip addresses, you can configure your machine to respond as two separate dns servers, if one goes down, your clients will be SOL as far as email, etc.

You haven't mentioned what operating system you are on - am I correct that it's a Linux-derivative of some sort?  if so, you need to install Bind - http://www.isc.org/index.pl?/sw/bind/ .  DNS is not a minimal subject at all - there's an excellent book by O'Reilly & Associates called 'DNS & Bind' - it would be a good idea to purchase it and study it.

After setting up DNS on your server(s), you then need to register your 'host' at the registrar that you use for your domains, after which you can point your domains to your dns servers.
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