DNS is the Domain Name System, a hierarchical, distributed database where the keys are domain names.

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Multiple servers - crash safe

I have 2 servers on different networks. Both of them host different website (one is CentOS powered another one is using Mint). How do I assure maximum uptime? In case one server is overloaded how to ...
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Is this SPF record correct?

I need to set up a SPF record to allow an alternative IP address to send our newsletter emails. The main IP hosting the site still needs to be allowed to send email also. Would the following work? ...
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xampp not working with DynDNS

My setup consists of: a XAMPP 1.7.7 installation, with Apache configured to listen to port 8080 dyn.com to make the projects accessible from the web ( 8080 shows up as 'open' when checking with ...
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MX records of a domain - why are they editable from a hosting panel?

I have a domain, registered at company A. In the domain manager panel at this company I can edit DNS records of my domain, including MX records. That's understandable. I changed them. But, the ...
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Confirm that a dns zone is served by a nameserver

We currently have a domain which has custom nameservers. Our host has their own nameservers. I'd like to switch our domain to use our host's nameservers for a while. Our host tells me that their ...
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Point domain to new host - changed nameservers, now what?

This is driving me nuts, because I know I'm missing something simple. I've read numerous articles/posts about how to point (not transfer) your domain to a new web host. They all say to change the name ...
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DNS lookup when using a CDN

Using a CDN can vastly improve the load time of a website. I been thinking of using it to host all my external files like CSS, JS, Images, Videos etc. However I was thinking when linking to a CDN, ...
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ISP issue browsing “sonos.com” - need to diagnose and prove [closed]

I am unable to browse to a website "sonos.com" with my ISP (virgin). I have ruled out browsers, PCs, macs, routers, wifi, etc. Other ISPs (even other virgin connections in different areas!) supply ...
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TXT vs SPF record for Google servers SPF record, either or both?

According to Google’s documentation, https://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=178723 It clearly says Create a TXT record containing this text: v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all ...
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use subdomain on different host

I want to accomplish something that I thought was simple. My wish is as follows: I have a domainname with hosting, a WordPress multisite (with subfolder setup) installed and running: gangleri.nl. I ...
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2 domains 1 host package

I have a windows web hosting package. I have 2 different domain names. Can i point my first domain to the the hosting package and then run BlogEngine.NET and then point the second domain to the ...
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How can I host a website on a dynamically-assigned IP address?

I recently upgraded my internet to the point that it is much faster and more reliable than my current webhost. I would like to move my current domain to be hosted at home, but my IP address is ...
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DNS slows down on development environment

I have a local development environment setup on my Mac. I am running an Ubuntu Web Server inside of a Virtual Box VM. I setup a host file on my Mac that points my dev site to the IP of the Ubuntu ...
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DNS provider for unlimited subdomains with api access?

I have a project in mind that will offer users their own domain, like tumblr does for example. I want to find a provider that can provide: One top domain. eg: myproject.com Unlimited subdomains. ...
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DNS and Wildcard CNAME

Whenever I attempt to make a record for *.schneiderdonnelly.com.au and CNAME it, I get two errors: You can't mix CNAME/MX records together using the same hostname. Domain root's cannot be CNAME's, ...
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Redirect primary domain to parked domain

The problem is as follows: We already have registered domain name (example.com.hr) via a Croatian domain name provider. During the web hosting registration process, the registrar doesn't offer a ...
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Files uploaded to hosting account but DNS is not finding the new files

I got a new domain http://alfer-ks.com. I have upload files to the server using cPanel, but when I try to load the website, it just shows the cPanel default page, which shows that Apache is running ...
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Am I really tracking my subdomain?

This is very similar to my last question, but now I'm putting a different angle on it. Could it be that because of my DNS configuration, I'm not able to track traffic using filters? On my main site ...
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How can my site detect mobile phones and switch visitors to a mobile Domain?

My Question is that when user enter the website: http://www.example.com then they will just go to automatically to http://www.example.mobi how can i do this .. is their any technique behind that. ...
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DNS hosting better managed by Domain provider or Hosting provider?

Is it better to let DNS be managed by Domain Provider like GoDaddy/Namecheap or point the nameservers to hosting providers like Linode? What are the differences and disadvantages/advantages of both?
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Error in Custom Domain Name for my Tumblr account

I have a top level domain (harib.co.in) which already hosts a WordPress powered blog. I need to associate it with my tumblr account (harihb.tumblr.com). In my blog settings screen, I selected 'Use ...
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DNS configuration to force root domain to www

we have an app running on heroku. the dns setup is like this: A record for domain.com -> heroku front end ip addresses CNAME for www.domain.com -> specific host name for our app provided by heroku ...
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I registered a domain name — how can I point it to my DynDNS host?

How can I host a website from my home machine? I have a DynDNS address so that even if my external IP changes, the machine is accessible. Lets say, for example, the machine is accessible at ...
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Is it okay to have no A records for a domain?

There is one domain I'm using for email only. MX records are set up and everything works. The A records for @ and www are pointing to a machine, which just redirects to google.com. I am now wondering ...
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What does a domain register do? (e.g namecheap) [closed]

I have a basic understanding of how domains work, and would like to fill in some gaps. Lets say you make a server request for google.com how do you get the IP Address? Do you request your ISP, ...
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What percent of visitors should click on the next page before you enable prefetching?

Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome support prefetching via an HTML tag: <!-- in chrome --> <link rel="prerender" href="http://example.org/index.html"> I suppose it is always worthwhile ...
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Point domain to Amazon EC2 Server

I just got a domain from a rather suspicious registrar and I want to point that domain to an EC2 instance from Amazon AWS. I already have an elastic IP ready and just need to point the domain to it. ...
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CDN CNAMEs not resolving to customer origin

I have set up an Edgecast CDN to mirror all my static content. Because I use the root of my domain (donaldjenkins.com) to host my main site—using Google Analytics which sets cookies—I've stored the ...
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Having trouble understanding my domain's DNS records

When I view my domain's DNS records via WHM, I don't see any A records pointing to my server's public IP address. The only A records I see point to 10.x.x.x, which is a private IP address, correct? ...
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Registering single letter domain, selling subdomains? [closed]

I am about to purchase x.yz or a.bc (not those, but same lengths). I want to sell subdomains like rst.x.yz to the public, and would be able to run my own DNS servers for it. Is there a system (iPanel ...
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Using local DNS and public DNS during site development

I'm a web designer and I often develop new sites for existing businesses. Sometimes I find it useful to point my DNS address (for my personal computer) to the development servers local DNS (instead of ...
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Where can I find the most up-to-date information on my domain's name servers?

I just switched registrars for a bunch of domains and the new registrar didn't copy over my existing name servers. Now all my pages appear as "parked" domains when you visit them. I've gone in and ...
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Github pages and custom domain issues

I have used jekyllbootstrap to setup my blog at primux.in about 2 weeks ago. The blog has been hosted at github pages at primalpop.github.com. Following the advice from here I have created a CNAME ...
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Attemping to setup Domain NameServers but it doesn't appear to work

I'm having a little trouble setting up my domain redirect. The domain name is registered with Namesco and the hosting is on Wiserhosting. Wiserhosting has provided me nameservers of Nameserver 1: ...
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Server move - DNS change time [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: best practice to migrate server I'm planning on moving a large active forum to a new server soon. However, the main issue I have is the time it will take for the DNS to ...
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Installing Wordpress on LAMP server but Using a Directory on Windows Server

The main site is running on a windows server. I want to install and run wordpress from a LINUX box at the following Directory. example.com/blog/ What is the most suitable method to make this work? ...
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Setting up a LaunchRock page without hosting

Looking to buy a 'dot-com' domain as cheap as possible, and set the DNS to forward to the LaunchRock service without having to setup a hosting act. Is this possible, and if so how? I've asked roughly ...
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Can I have a backup name server?

Is it possible to have a third backup name server in case the first two fail? Recently I had a site go down for about an hour when a CloudFlare datacenter went down. We have the option of setting a ...
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Pointing a subdomain to Github Pages

I set up an Octopress blog on Github Pages at myusername.github.com. I now want blog.myusername.me (which currently has a Wordpress blog set up) to point to this Octopress blog. So I followed the ...
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DNS: How can I determine which IP a subdomain is associated with?

I bought a domain(tohid.ir.tc) from a hosting company. it seems that it is a sub domain of this domain(Ir.tc). it made lot's of problems for me. I don't now to which DNS server it is pointing. both ...
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Move website from host a to host b without down time dns change

I would like to move my website from host A to host B I have uploaded a copy of my site to the new host, while keeping the old copy in place with the old host I will need to update the nameservers ...
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Subdomains regarding name servers/domains

I know how to configure subdomains like sub.example.com on Apache etc. My question is, do I need to make any changes to the name servers/domain that is provided to me? Would it work the same as ...
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How can I keep my biz website with Squarespace but my blog with WordPress

I started my website with Squarespace, and while it's great for a static small-biz website, it's not working for a dynamic blog. I'd like to start a self-hosted WordPress blog but still keep the ...
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DNS and non-root site

I've set up a Zope/Plone web server on 10.10.10.10:8080. I will have several sites hosted on this server. Each site will be located below the root e.g. 10.10.10.10:8080/Mysite1, ...
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Website Disaster Recovery Strategy using DNS

I am attempting to formulate a Disaster Recovery strategy for our company website and would like to know if the following is even possible theoretically or practically? If I ask our Domain registrar ...
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DNS query re website Status: inactive

There is a website that I am assisting with which, when you do a DNS look up on Who.is, returns a Website Status of "inactive". I also noticed the server type is incorrectly reported. This is not a ...
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How to redirect my brand new domain to Dlinkddns.com

Today I bought a domain from GoDaddy for my personal usage. I'm trying to forward requests from the domain to a DlinkDDNS account with no success so far. https://account.dlinkddns.com:port works ...
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Problem with the DNS settings for our new company mailserver

We are a small business with several branches around our country, trying to improve intra-office communications. In order to host a mail server at our head office we have upgraded our Business ...
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302 Redirect causes garbage at end of Wordpress link in Facebook

When I try to link my Wordpress blog to Facebook, the url doesn't resolve properly. There's garbage appended at the end and Facebook is not able to retrieve information from the site. Happens in ...
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How to make so that a first domain name redirects to second one but the URL displays the first domain name?

I have first domain name registered with some domain name registrar, for which I don't have web hosting account, only dns hosting. I have second domain name registered with godaddy, with web hosting ...