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

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OS X Server DNS management

I have an OS X 10.6 Server running, which has PHP, Apache, MySQL, and DNS running on it. I want to take the DNS management out of the Server Admin App. I know that the DNS configuration files (the ...
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Confusion regarding SEO and a name, c name and 301 redirects

I have a VPS with and a domain from different hosters. I would like to know about the best practices for setting up the redirects regarding SEO as I am really confused about the different options. I ...
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Non www to www redirection A record problem

I have told my domain registrar to set my domain like this: www.domain.com -> IP1 domain.com -> A record IP2 www.domain.com works properly, but non www returns %20 before the real url www.domain.com ...
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Setting Nameservers to New Website Host While Maintaining External Email Host

I'm setting up a website for the company I work for and I've just purchased a hosting account. They already own their own domain name, but they have an external mail service they would like to keep ...
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How to setup a reseller account on a subdomain?

I have bought the aluminium reseller package on hostgator and specified a subdomain of an existing domain I already had as the primary domain. How do I set this up in the hostgator whm panel and what ...
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Do I have to create a new master zone for every site in webmin?

I'm new to webmin and would like to use it for three sites. Do I have to create a new master zone for each of my sites? Thanks in advance.
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Can I host a website on a different address from the webmail?

I have what is to me an unusual situation. I have a client for whom I have built a website which I will be hosting, they have been using their domain name for their email addresses for a long period ...
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How can I decrease load time (see image) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: DNS takes too long to resolve This website loads pretty fast, in less than 1 second on localhost. I have made it live on the server and load times are as high as 15 ...
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Two name servers?

I was told by my domain registrar that they require two name servers per domain name. I want to host my own DNS (to try it out, this isn't an important website) on my own server. I only really need ...
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How does linking a domain and hosting work? [closed]

I've looked everywhere for a good explanation of this, but all I get is a tutorial on how to do it instead of what's going on in the background. If someone could go through an example of what's going ...
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What are reasons some people can't access a website while most others can?

I have a .NET MVC 3 Website hosted on a Server 2008 r2 VPS. The site only uses SSL 3.0 connections, so if you connect using HTTP it will bump you up to HTTPS. The site is for a small company, just for ...
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DNS name/host-header specific url-pattern/security-constraint, to not require SSL with Tomcat6

I am needing to enable SSL on an application hosted through Tomcat6 and I have added the following to the tomcat web.xml: <security-constraint> <web-resource-collection> ...
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Confused with how to set Cname records

Here is a screenshot of what cPanel is asking for in Cname records: http://i.imgur.com/CG7QC.png This is what i'm trying to do: point: secure.randomdomain.com => secure.mydomain.com What settings ...
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Show other domain using DNS instead of iframe

I have two domains bought at different providers and I would like http://aaaaa.com to show http://bbbbb.com/aaaaa. Is this possible using only DNS? Must I transfer the domain to my hosting provider? ...
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SSL between customer's domain having CNAME to our secured server?

We're setting up a payment service -- a few pages to collect credit cards, and do other stuff that needs to be secure. We would like to offer the service to customers via a cobranded page we serve ...
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Why is nat required when proxy is enough? [closed]

My machine is connected in a local lan. to connect to the internet the traffic goes through proxy server. my understanding of proxy server is that it sends the request on behalf of the original ...
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Why can I (and a lot of people) access my website normally but some users can't?

I bought my domain name and registered it with ASmallOrange. Next, I bought a VPS server with SoftSysHosting. I went on the CPanel of ASmall orange and set the domains to point to my server's IP ...
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how to deploy my jboss servlets to GoDaddy and make it available to my Android client?

I have my web application running in jboss on my pc, accessible only in localhost. I have seen in sites like godaddy, they talk about giving a domain name to your site. My application only serves ...
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DNS takes too long to resolve

I have a site and its load time needs improvement. When I monitor it, the DNS takes too long to resolve. Pls see the results here: ...
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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 ...