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Can someone help me understand what a hostname is and how a home computer can be setup as a webserver with either my own dns or external dns.?

Posted on 2009-04-29
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THere are dns servers everywhere and im trying to understand if i get a webserver going, how i can setup dns internally and how if i were to get a domain..how it finds my webserver. I would be getting a static ip address from my ISP and be sure i can host a server for business .
Question by:lucbruneau
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fosiul01 earned 2000 total points
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when you will buy a domian from a company, inistailly that domain will have  its own Namserver

such as


in ns1.domaincompany.com, there would be a zone file

in that zone file ,

www A x.x.x.x

here x.x.x.x would be the Ip where webserver of this domain ..

so if you want to have your own web server
either you will hvae to tell your domain registration company to change the A record the domain to YOur Static ip

or if you have domain control panel , then you can change A record to your static ip

so when i will try to see your website


it will find where is the nameserver, so it will know nameserver is ns1.hostincompany.com

from that nameserver adress it will read the A record , hence i will see your web site

does it make sense >?

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