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

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Access a PLESK website before propagation?

My web host uses Plesk and I want to know if there is anyway to access and view a website (with PHP and other processes being functional) without propagation of the domain name? I have found ...
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pick closest IP or DNS send send fastest route

Background I have a router (Linux node) connected with multiple ISPs. For e.g. ISP1 90.90.90.90 ISP2 80.80.80.80 ISP3 70.70.70.70 At present DNS A records reports all 3 IPs. DNS is used to balance ...
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Website caching (using DNS)

Some time ago I landed on a website that provided a paid service that caches websites. As I understood it, the only thing I needed to do was change the DNS record of my website and point it to them. ...
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Slow DNS lookup on my site?

I'm testing the loading speeds of my website. I've just done a test using Pingdom but it returns some strange (at least to me) results: By the looks of it getting the DNS info takes the most time. ...
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Setting DNS when registrar and host is different

Just to confirm that my assumptions are correct (if not, please let me know where I'm doing wrong): My domain refers to jkwsp.com The registrar where I have registered my domain is hioxindia.com ...
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Third-party SaaS will also host our web site. They want our registrar username and password. Is this normal?

I'm In a situation that's slightly different from this question. Why would anyone need my registrar information for a new web site? We currently host our own web server and mail server. We're ...
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Right process to transfer new website over current one

My current (old) website is just a static site. It has been online for 6 years. I just rebuilt it on Drupal. I need to obviously replace the current website with the old one. But first, the new ...
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A record DNS, nameserver help [closed]

I just installed kloxo on my vps and I want to link my domain to that server...which it sort of already is...I made it connect to it via an A record. That works, like the IP is pointing to my server ...
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enable email on Godaddy when using Zerigo on Heroku hosted app

A little recap of what I have done ... and then my questions Q1, Q2 and Q3 1 - I developed a RoR app that I deployed on Heroku. biowatts.heroku.com 2 - I bought a domain name at GoDaddy: ...
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How to find the Fastest DNS servers to host our domain?

The question was born because lately we've seen a pretty odd (well, at least for us, for the first time) - error message in Google webmaster tools - "DNS lookup timeout" ... I was pretty sure that ...
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Site not accessible without www in url - Error 400 bad request

A site that I am developing works with the format www.domain.com but when typing the domain without the www i.e domain.com I receive a error 400 bad request. How can I enable non-www for my site.
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Google CDN or Akamai

We combine and minify our JS with Minify - the combined JS is then cached on Akamai. I'm suggesting to my supervisor that we put JQuery and JQueryUI on Google CDN and take it out of our combined JS. ...
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Website on S3: Multiple subdomains to one Bucket?

I'd like to host a website on Amazon S3. What's the best practice to make a site accessible from both example.com and www.example.com?
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DNS MX forward one mailbox of a domain

I wanna know if exists a way to forward one mailbox with DNS MX entries ?, maybe with CNAME or other things. I want use for a particular mailbox a new mail services and for others mailboxes using the ...
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Redirection 302 during DNS update

I will migrate my website from server A to server B. During the DNS propagation, the users arriving on server A will be 302 redirected (rewrite rule in Apache) to a temporary alias on server B. ...
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Trouble setting up DNS for VPS

I had registered a domain at namecheap and forwarded the DNS to my host at vps.net. The strange thing is, when I did that the site was showing up. I even uploaded files and everything was displaying ...
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Can't reach site from Firefox and Chrome but works fine using Safari [closed]

I've got a virtual server running Ubuntu which I recently set up. As I was trying to learn how to deal with vhosts and serveraliases I made a few errors before I finally managed to get the vhost files ...
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Redirect/rewrite dynamic URL to sub-domain and create DNS for subdomain

I have created an application in PHP, I would like to re-direct the following URL to corresponding sub-domain. Dynamic URL pattern: http://mydomain.com/mypage.php?user_name=testuser I wish to ...
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parked domain on plesk have error 500

I parked the raf-sales.net domain on raf.ir but i have this error: Server Error in '/' Application. :| I hate Plesk and have not any idea to fix this problem! :| ...
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Domain from A and hosting from B

I have buyed domain from one company and hosting from another. On hosting company website finded DNS addresses and applied them to domain hosting website(changed DNS) I done it yesterday, so today it ...
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dns routing MX record

I want to move an old website from a client's office server to a new hosting account but I need to leave the email accounts on my client's office server. I have done this once or twice before and what ...
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Can I point a CNAME to a subpage on Google Sites?

Simple question: I followed the instructions and now I have a CNAME pointing www.mydomain.com to my Google Sites site. I want to add another, pointing mike.mydomain.com to ...
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intermittent DNS problems

How would I go about tracking this issue down? One of my websites has been up for years without issue. We're using Godaddy's nameservers for our domain. Lately in the past two weeks, I've noticed ...
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How does my DNS provider know that I own the domain that I am managing?

Let's say I purchase a domain at RegistrarA, and then I set my domain to use the name servers over at ProviderB since I will be using ProviderB to operate my DNS records. In the system of ProviderB, ...
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Point GoDaddy DNS to other DNS master for new subdomain

I have a domain domain1.com and am creating a new subdomain sub.domain1.com and this subdomain has it's own DNS, NOT GoDaddy's DNS. I manage domain1.com DNS in GoDaddy right now and need to tell it ...
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DNS A Records with 1and1 and Heroku

I have a domain name registered through 1and1.com that I'd like to point to my Heroku app (mydomain.com and www.mydomain.com). Heroku's instructions ...
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Setting up an incoming CNAME to accept for my domain name

I have the following scenario. Domain Name : mydomain.com I have registered a country level tdl with our ISP. country tdl : www.mydomain.com.qa ISP has created a CNAME to my www.mydomain.com.qa to ...
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My domain name has two spellings, how do I tell which one users type more?

I registered another spelling for my domain name. I point them at the same IP with DNS set-up tool. How do I tell which one my visitors come from more? Would I be able to view that kind of statistics ...
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How can I point a subdomain at another server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to point a domain to another subdomain? Is it possible to set up a subdomain to render content of another server? Let's say I wanted google.domain.com to render ...
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Virtual hosting on CentOS [closed]

I have a CentOS machine running Apache. I have a few virtual hosts set up and they run just fine. An example of a setup that's working fine is: <VirtualHost 10.10.10.38:80> ServerName ...
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How to link a domain to a subdomain with DNS / A record?

Ok, there are a lot of topics regarding this, but there is no detailed solution.. I bought a domain www.newsite.com but my webspace is at a different hoster and there in a subdomain ...
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Why would it take longer for a web page to resolve when the url is entered without “www”?

I was looking up a new website a friend of mine just built, and when I typed in "youwho.com", it took like 3 minutes to return the page to me. When I typed "www.youwho.com" it resolved instantly. ...
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How to setup site for no www

The company I'm working at handles the hosting our self. We got www.domain.com up now and we want to make the domain.com to work as well. We use IIS7. I have seen some articles and found one with URL ...
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two domain names, one hosting

my client has registered a domain name on godaddy. He already is hosting a site on smartyhost. Now he wants his godaddy site to point smartyhost site. He does not want a redirect, instead he wants ...
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How to Point a Dreamhost Domain Name to a GoDaddy Server

I have a domain name example.com with Dreamhost. I also own a dedicated server with GoDaddy. (1) How do I configure the domain name system, so that the Dreamhost domain name is hosted at the GoDaddy ...
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How can I repoint my domain? DNS/MX etc

I've searched the questions here, but have found nothing that gives me the assurance I require. My situation: I have a domain registered with Network Solutions, linked to hosting on NetSol I have ...
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What other choices do we have other than the 301 redirect and CNAME on DNS?

I have a main site http://qweop.com, and I would like to add an alias to it called http://qwepo.com. Now if I use a CNAME (currently this is what I'm using) on qwepo which maps www to qweop.com, then ...
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How to point two domains to one ip address with a sub-domain

I am a little stuck here I currently have a domain: www.my-site.org & m.my-site.org I want to point m.mainsite.org to m.my-site.org I already have an A record created for m.mainsite.org I need ...
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Custom Domain for Tumblr

I am trying to set up a custom domain for my tumblr account. http://blog.scribeair.com/ to http://scribeair.tumblr.com Can some one help me how to set up the DNS records for the subdomain.
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Any Risk To Share Zone -file of a Website in Internet?

I have problem with DNS settings and I cannot find any other way than share my settings. The Zone -file contains SOA record, A records, CNAME records, MX records and NS records. Is there any danger ...
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Add domain to VPS

I have a VPS server running Ubuntu 11.04 with webmin installed on it. How can I add my example.com domain to my VPS like the way we do on shared server via web panels such as cPanel and etc?
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What does an asterisk/star in traceroute mean?

The below is a part of traceroute to my hosted server: 9 ae-2-2.ebr2.dallas1.level3.net (4.69.132.106) 19.433 ms 19.599 ms 19.275 ms 10 ae-72-72.csw2.dallas1.level3.net (4.69.151.141) 19.496 ...
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Forwarded/custom domain names and SSL

Assume I have a website that offers a web-based service to companies: myservice.com Each company has a subdomain wildcarded via mod_rewrite: client1.myservice.com (This is typical of many ...
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How can I use my domain name to map into my Amazon EC2's public IP?

How to put my registered domain name into DNS server? Is there any DNS server available in this world?
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MX changes for domain alias not propogating

I am trying to implement Google Apps for a new domain of mine, and although Google says it can take up to 48 hours, it is normally much quicker than that, and other DNS changes, such as creating the ...
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Is there a tool I can use to test if an email from china is being blocked?

I'm having problems receiving an email from china, and I think it might be because the email was blocked somehow. Since I am not based in China and do not have access to any computers in China, I ...
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Control Content Hosting, DNS Hosting and Registration with command line?

I am fed up with Blogger's odd error msgs and Go Daddy's automatic replies to questions. They have never mentioned the word "DNS Hosting" to me, apparently the thing I am missing. I would really love ...
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Slow website response? How can I fix this issue?

I have pingdom monitor on my website: http://stats.pingdom.com/t68xhgex256f/375513 For North America (big target market) the response time is 1-2 seconds. This is far too slow. Is there anything ...
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I registered my domain, but it doesn't appear to exist

I wanted to register a domain with No-Ip and clicked the Sign Up button on their homepage. I entered my desired domain name (I won't publish it until I get this resolved, to prevent "domain theft"), ...
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Can I host www.example.com/subpage on different machine?

If I am the owner of www.example.com that is hosted on one machine, is it technically possible to host www.example.com/subpage on different machine, with different IP?