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
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
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 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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    when you will buy a domian from a company, inistailly that domain will have  its own Namserver

    such as

    in, 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

    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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