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Ive setup a SuSE system on a spare computer with Apache, PHP & MySQL. I would now like to host my own site with subdomains (news.mysite.co.uk & portal.mysite.co.uk) and having problems right from the start. Ive guessed I need a name server so installed BIND9. This is where it starts to go wrong. UK domains have an IPTAG, as I havent got a clue what this is left the domain hosted with PN and know at some point need to move it.

Could someone walk me though setting this up or better still point to some novell / yast / suse instructions.

So after ive left almost everything as default except php sessions have been installed & passwords added to phpmyadmin & mysql. Also ive added the boxes IP address to my router for dns & http, also tested that http / apache is working externally.

If I could get this setup, After setting up my site I was thing about hosting a ddns service like dyndns.org as I own about 23 domains people could pick from
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michaelscott
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Registered: 09-08-2007

linux hosting help

What company is your domain registered with? Most provide you the option to use their DNS servers. This will save you a lot of trouble.

I'm with 123reg and have complete control over my DNS.
glyndev
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Registered: 31-07-2007

linux hosting help

If the domain is already hosted by +net there is no problem.

I have recently started setting up a web server at home, but using Fedora Linux. Below is the way that I set it up for different subdomains.

1) On home server. Created a user for each subdomain. which in your case is to create a user called 'news' and another called 'portal'.

2) Make sure that you have a folder set up for each sub domain. eg. '/home/news' and '/home/portal'

3) Edit your http.conf file to serve virtualhosts for 'news' and 'portal'

4) Set up your router / firewall etc for port forwarding.

5) read the tutorial Domains: Setting Up Domain records about how to set up the DNS records to point the subdomains to your server. eg Left field would be 'news' or 'portal', record type would be 'A', and Right field would be your static ip number.

Worked for me no problems. But saying that someone with more experience will correct me.
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linux hosting help

Im shocked its so hard to find this kind of information onlien Not much info out their about setting a full home server.

anyway cut-n-pasted

thanks
glyndev
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Posts: 620
Registered: 31-07-2007

linux hosting help

A few links about how to build a home server.

Build a Home Server for a Windows XP Home Network

Setting Up a Home Server (MAC)

Build It: A Home Linux Server

Or do a search at at google for home server linux build and you get over 11 million results