I own a domain through Namecheap and a VPS with Linode. I would like to point my domain at the vps ipaddress. So far I have added the following:
TYPE HOST VALUE TTL A + Dynamic DNS Record www vps ipaddress Automatic
Im a little confused as to whether the above is correct or should I have just selected
A Record instead of
A + Dynamic DNS Record (not sure of the difference).
Also, do I need to change the following so that
VALUE equals my domain:
TYPE HOST VALUE TTL CNAME Record www parkingpage.namecheap.com 30min
or do I need to add an additional
CNAME Record with my domain and leave the existing one as is. I've read through this but am not entirely sure if I need to do anything: link
Lastly, there is already a line item for:
TYPE HOST VALUE TTL Url Redirect Record @ http://www.example.com unmasked
Does the above mean that people typing in www.example.com or just http://example.com will both get directed to the www version?
I've managed to make some progress. My complete list of A Records are now as follows:
TYPE HOST VALUE TTL A Record @ vps ipaddress Automatic A Record www vps ipaddress Automatic
If I ping www.example.com I can see that it is pinging my ip adress on linode servers. However if I try ping example.com then it just hangs. So the www part is working. How do I get the the non www version to also work?