I have a quick question about some DNS zones I'm trying to set up for a customer. I figured I would try asking the community before bugging our top-level admins (they have enough to do already, and I'd rather learn this myself).
We have a customer for whom we are managing their DNS. The site is actually hosted elsewhere, but the DNS originates on our server.
They have another site that is hosted with us, and they would like to set up a subdomain redirect from the remotely-hosted site to the site hosted on our hardware. So, the situation looks something like this:
example.com : hosted elsewhere (primary IP not ours), DNS with us FooSite.example.com : redirect this to www.FooSite.com
I could edit httpd.conf, but it would be easiest (for firewall reasons at the moment) if I could enter in the proper zones via WHM zone editor. I'll be able to see the results either way. I tried setting up the 'A' and 'CNAME' records, and I got as far as directing the 'A' records for the subdomain to the local IP, but I'm not sure how to finish it off (assuming I'm going down the right path). My own knowledge level in this regard is somewhere between novice and intermediate (which is why I have partners and admins ).
when i try to edit a DNS zone on WHM i got the following error :
Editting zone domain.com
Unable to parse zone: Error while parsing zonedata for domain.com: expected valid serial, line 4 ...propagated at /usr/local/cpanel/Cpanel/CPAN/Net/DNS/ZoneFile/Fast.pm line 142. WHM 11.23.2 cPanel 11.23.3
One of my clients is using Microsoft DNS, he needs to change email server which has a different set of IPs. Is there any command or program that can allow him to change all the zone files at one time? Find and replace the IPs?
Hostzio is down still, so I'm planning on moving my websites to yet another server/reselling account. I was wondering if my account with Hostzio is still active, if I can transfer the domains to another server without any problems? There would be about 10 domains I'd have to transfer from my old account to the new one.
I just got a dedicated server and i'm gonna tell you know - i'm not an expert! Sort have came to a problem with a zone file missing. Im running centos with cpanel/whm I get the following error.
The zone for the root domain ******.com is missing, or could not be read. The ip address will be read from the webserver configuration and a new zone will be created for this subdomain. Bind reconfiguring on server1 using rndc Created DNS entry for *******
Has anyone helped clients transition from one domain to another? Maybe dissolving a partnership or renaming their company... so a new domain name has been registered and a new website created.
#1 Using .htaccess 301 redirect We used the following command line in their old website's htaccess file
Redirect 301 / [url]
The goal was to get people try to visit any page of their old website (i.e. OldWebsite.com/contact.html) redirected to their new website (i.e. NewWebsite.com/contact.html). Isn't that supposed to change the address bar's URL, too? For some reason, I visit their old site and I seem to be redirected to their new website but the address bar still has their old domain name? Something is going on???
#2 Having their new company name for 2 years now. People can enter her new company name in Google, MSN or Yahoo. Her new company name appears in the search results but has the old domain name associated with it. We are trying to get rid of any reference to that old domain name? What's the easiest way to do this? So what people see in search engines is:
New Company Short Meta Description www.OldDomain.com
What steps did I miss in this transition?
What steps do I have to take on their old website/old web server to control it's appearance on search engines and make sure people get to the new website?
batch edit of the name servers in every DNS Zone for every domain on one of my cPanel/WHM boxes. Rather than using WHM to manually modify the NS entries, I would like to find a way to do a batch or mass edit.
I simply need to change all instances of NS1 to NS3 and NS2 to NS4.
I was told a simple one line sed script should do the trick on /var/named but alas, I am woefully incapable of writing such a script.
Does anyone have any ideas? With over 200 domains on this box I'd hate to think this will have to be done manually.
I wonder if there is any chance to change the domain that is being shown as the incoming/outgoing mail server to users of the Plesk Panel, when clicking on the "Info"-Icon near an e-mail-account in the mail list (see screenshot).
We only have a SSL certificate for one domain and want our customers to use this domain in their mail client settings, so that the client trusts the domain.
Host will only update DNS in batches, takes several hours for a DNS change, is that normal? Well today my mail stopped working and it turns out the A record for mail was deleted. How it got deleted I don't know.
I called my host and after speaking to 2 techs, they said that have added my request to a batch, and that would update in a few hours.
I said to him, batch? What can't you do it instantly?
He said thats not the way their DNS works and any DNS change would affect thousands of other sites they are hosting.
Does anyone know what kind of dns system these people could possibly have where they can not reload a single zone?
And by affected, I think he means the sites will go down for a minute or so, while it relaods every zone. Is this really the case, or are these people just idiots?
We have two in-house servers, one is hosting our public web server. The other one was just purchased to host a mirror of the production server (as a backup). The site is protected by an SSL cert... my question is how do i set up the server(s) so if/when the backup server needs to be switched into produciton, the SSL cert will transition flawlessly?
I have a VPS running Plesk 11.x and yesterdady I tried adding a new domain to my subscription and received this error:
Error: Unable to update domain data: Unable to restore the DNS zone: an error occurred while adding the DOMAINNAME IN A DOMAINNAME record: Incorrect DNS record values were specified.
I have one subscription and under that a few domains. I've not had any DNS issues before so I'm a little stumped as to where to start looking. I suspect DNS template issues but I'm not that au fait with the DNS template so I don't want to start fiddling. My service provider suggested I look at [URL] ... which doesn't appear to be related as I have no duplicate domains under my subscription.
Following on from this the VPS is my personal server and I host a few sites for friends consequently I only have the one subscription. I've been advised that I should have one subscription per domain. Is that correct information?
I'm stuck. First let me explain how my current sites are setup. I have all of my personal domains through GoDaddy at the moment. I set each domain to point to GoDaddys default hosting nameservers. Then I create DNS A Records for my domain pointing to the IP of my webserver. That works.
I recently purchased a domain name from a backordering service. This domain is with a different registrar. They do not offer any kind of managed DNS and will not create A records for me. My server is not setup as a nameserver so I can't do either. I also can't transfer the domain over to GoDaddy because of ICANNs two month rule.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do? Is there a service out there where I can point to their nameservers and they will send traffic to my servers IP?
I'm not as sharp on this topic as I probably should be