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    Host my own domain at home

    hey guys

    i currently installed xampp and its up and running, http://98.233.134.206

    but i want a domain i already bought to point to my home server, how?

    I have access to the nameservers, but I am confused on what to do now.

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    Who did you buy the domain through?
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    do you have a static IP address? if not then your going to need to set up a No IP account.

    I reccomend using VertrigoServ, instead of Xampp

    with static IP
    Go on your webhost and set your domain to forward to your IP address (i.e. 98.233.134.206)

    with dynamic IP and using No IP
    Go on your webhost and set your domain to forward to your No IP address (i.e. cpumod.no-ip.com)
    You would also need to download the No IP tool which automatically updates your No IP address with the current and correct IP to forward to.

    thats the only way to be able to do it with xampp or vertigoserv. If your gonna use Windows(bleh) Server or Linuxbased, then you would use nameservers.

    You could also use a webhost with good free hosting, FreeHostia offers free bannerless webhosting, you dont get smtp with it. and the cheapet plan they have is $1.95, I'm currently using Freehosita with the $1.95 plan (I'm paid up till 2012 ) and I'm more than satisfied.
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    I don't honestly know how to get it working unless your ISP has the correct options for you (static IP, and blah technical stuff I'm not interested in). I tried it once, and let me tell you what, I don't suggest it if you aren't fully knowledgeable about servers and security. Its a lot of work (or can be), and lot more time and energy will be spent keeping it going than you would spend on a hosting package.

    Sorry this doesn't answer the question, but its my thoughts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nblufire12 View Post
    hey guys

    i currently installed xampp and its up and running, http://98.233.134.206

    but i want a domain i already bought to point to my home server, how?

    I have access to the nameservers, but I am confused on what to do now.
    http://lifehacker.com/software/web-p...ver-124804.php

    regards

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    You don't *have* to have a static IP as long as your IP address rarely changes. Like mine doesn't change unless my modem has been off for a few days. That being said, if you want to use this website for something serious, you'll still want a static IP just so you don't have to deal with it changing ever. For example I have my own top level domain pointed at my IP at home that I use for RDP, SSH, SVN, etc. for myself so it isn't a big deal if it goes down briefly until I update my DNS information.

    How much upstream bandwidth do you have?
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    How do I find out?

    I have comcast high speed internet

    I'll be heading home in 20 minutes to test out DynDNS

    I hope it works!

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    so i dont know if this works

    i made this my hostname at dyndns.com

    tindorafarms.dyndns.tv

    with wildcard and then I put this, "tindorafarms.dyndns.tv" into my nameserver for my domain, www.tindorafarms.com

    is that right?

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    i dont think you can use a dyndns address as your nameserver for the domain, im pretty sure you have to set your domain to Forward to the dyndns address.

    other than that, everything looks good. just set your domain (from you registrar) to forward to "tindorafarms.dyndns.tv" (it will set your registrar as the nameservers so it can forward the domain)
    and it will work great

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    Huh?

    what do I put for the namservers for my domain?

    All I have is this hostname dyndns let me choose

    and I downloaded the software, but I dont know what to put in my domain's dns field

    "tindorafarms.dyndns.tv" didnt work..

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    when you set your domain to be forwarded, it should automatically set your nameservers for your registrar, in my case godaddy. If it doesnt set automatically, then your registrar should let you know what to set the nameservers at, for the forward to work

    tindorafarms.dyndns.tv does work to go to your cpu mod hosting on your computer.
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    what are you talkin bout?

    All I have is a domain, and I want to point it to my home server

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    go on the site your registered your domain on, the same on you can set your nameservers with there should be a forward domain option, which lets you forward to an IP address or dyndns or similar, without having to have nameservers.

    tell it too forward your domain to "tindorafarms.dyndns.tv"

    it should either automatically configure the nameservers for you if not, it should tell you what nameservers to use (i.e. ns1.godaddy.com,ns2.godaddy.com).

    Once you do that, going to your dot com will autoforward to your dyn dns (but still display you dot com in the browser address bar)

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    I dont have a forward option,

    these are all my options


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    Ok, hopefully I can clear this up. That dyndns service provides you with a domain name, not a DNS zone you can use on your own domain.

    So that address tindorafarms.dyndns.tv is the address they gave you to use in your browser and such, not in your DNS configuration.

    If you want to setup a top level domain to point to a specific IP address you need to have it point to a DNS nameserver that has a zone for that domain name. Which will allow users to resolve your domain name to a specific IP.

    I buy my domains through GoDaddy and they allow you to create a zone on their DNS servers so you can have your domain point to a specific IP and such. If your registrar doesn't have that feature, you can give xname.org a shot if it is a non-commercial website.

    Edit: Based on that screenshoot, you do have that functionality. You would create a host record on that page to point to your IP address
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