I have a dedicated server that is running apache and exim. While they're running from the same IP, I want the domain names to be www.mydomain.com for http and mail.mydomain.com for SMTP.
What I've done so far is set up A records for *.mydomain.com and mail.mydomain.com to point to the same IP address.
My MX record points to mail.mydomain.com.
My exim primary_hostname is configured as mail.mydomain.com.
Now I'm trying to get the PTR record set correctly so that outbound email doesnt get trapped by spam filters. So in this case should my PTR record point my IP to mail.mydomain.com and not mydomain.com or does it not matter?
Is it strange that an RDNS lookup to the primary IP would return my mail server like that?
Right now I have maybe 6 personal sites that I keep on my new VPS. They are mixed together in the public_html file. Ex: coolsite.com and anothersite.com are found in public_html/coolsite/ and public_html/anothersite/ so the result is somewhat messy with many folders. What is the proper way to add sites so I have access to each site separately so it is not so cluttered? Or am I doing this right?
I have done web development for myself for many years and have also launched a very successful video game website. But I have NEVER used what I would consider a proper workflow for developing.
I have never used a test server and never used SVN. All of my work up to now I have done using Dreamweaver and Visual Studio. Using the pitiful source control in dreamweaver (essentially just marks files as read only) and always used a web host I pay for as my platform. Its takes a while to test things as uploading takes a quick second or 2 and I run into problems making test pages and then when it comes time to roll them out to the live version of my site...well...it can get complicated.
I'm taking it upon myself to start learning Ruby along with the Rails framework. And I want to clean up my act a bit. I'm would like yalls advice on how best to set up a better/more professional work flow. I have a number of computers and would like to set one up as a dedicated test platform. I would like to do my development and coding on my windows PC but run the webhost, mySQL server, a mySQL front end, PHP, Ruby, etc on my linux box. Whats the best way to manage this? Is the best way to just ftp them over to the right directories? Or am I totally missing the boat on a much better way to push new code to my test bed? Is there a linux distro of choice out there that comes bundled and set up with all those things pretty much out of the box?
I can't figure out how to be able to send mails using sendmail. I've a dovecot/sendmail installation and I can recieve mails OK but when I try to send mail I get the error message "Relaying denied. Proper authentication required."
Example from maillog: Oct 2 18:10:08 localhost sendmail: l92GA4UC002196: ruleset=check_rcpt, arg1=<firstname.lastname@example.org>, relay=rl-nvt-kaxx.xxxxxx.xxx [000.000.000.000] ....
I'm thinking of consolidating some of our shared hosting and vps accounts into a couple of other vps accounts.
It's just occurred to me that I've never really abandoned a host before and that I have a lot of stuff on there I don't want in the wrong hands.
Sure, hosts should be legally responsible and wipe the space but why trust what you don't know for a fact (I even have one host that had stuff hidden in my "fresh" account, buried in the logs, so apparently they were reusing something along the line as a template).
Should I, and how would I, wipe out the space properly?
i have a simple reseller account to give my clients some hosting space. one specific client keeps the domain registered with his current domain registrar. to point the domain name at his new hosting account (provided by me) he's saying that he just needs the "a-record", not the nameservers that i gave him originally. i can not seem to find an a-record for my hosting accounts anywhere ...
my hosting support is saying the client will just need the IP address. but afaik ip address is not == a-record
can anyone clarify what an a-record is exactly and whether or not it can be interchanged with an ip address?
this is for a .co.uk domain name and my reseller account is with hostgator
I would like to setup SPF record for my domain. I am using Google Apps for the domain.
But I will also be sending mail from my vps server. Hence what should I use?
v=spf1 a include:aspmx.googlemail.com ~all
v=spf1 a mx ~all
If both works, which one is better? I will be sending emails from subdomains of my main site too, so do I need to anything special for that?
I am using ~all instead of -all, because I sometimes send emails from my development server(which is having dynamic ip). Hence I don't want those emails to rejected, even if they are marked as spam.[url]
Here is my SPF record, but sending email I get this in the header
@ 86400 IN txt v=spf1 a mx ptr ~all
Received-SPF: neutral (google.com: 188.8.131.52 is neither permitted nor denied by domain of email@example.com) client-ip=184.108.40.206; Authentication-Results: mx.google.com; spf=neutral (google.com: 220.127.116.11 is neither permitted nor denied by domain of firstname.lastname@example.org) email@example.com
how to add an SPF record to my web hosting company's domain? The thing I'm scared of is blocking or messing up what works fine now.
My server (say myhostingcompany.com) is a mix of all kinds of services, some customers send mail through my server, some through they're ISP (so they're domain's DNS is with me) and all kinds of strange things.
Which file do I need to open on a Unix server to add a PTR record? Sorry, I'm clueless about DNS but I think if I could find the file, I can add the PTR record by piecing together what I've found through searching the Internet.
I cannot use DN's so Ive had to use dot in place of periods below)
I have a domain name registered with Netfirms - lets call it mydomain dot com. I didnt want to use their hosting services, just reg'd the DN with them. I host the mydomain dot com website on my home PC. In order to get both mydomain dot com and www dot mydomain dot com to resolve to my Home IP address I had to create an A record for each on the Netfirms Domain manager GUI.
I have since purchased Hosting services from Webhostingpad dot com and now wish to move/point my mydomain dot com and www dot mydomain dot com to my webhostingpad dot com hosted account.
When I spoke with Webhostingpad about pointing mydomain dot com to them they said all I had to do was use their Name Servers on the Netfirms side and I should be set. When I asked 'what about the A records? Do I need to create A records on their side for mydomain dot com and www dot mydomain dot com' they said 'Nope' - once its pointed to their NS I should be all set
My questions are:
- Why did I need to create A records on the Netfirms side to point to my Home IP?
- Will what Webhostingpad is saying work (once I point my DN to their NS, and remove the existing A records on the Netfirms side, I should be good to go)
- Will both mydomain dot com and www dot mydomain dot com resolve properly to my webhostingpad server?
I just want to make sure this works before I do it and potentially down my website.