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new vserver - primary domain question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by clikit, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. clikit

    clikit Registered

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    Hi all,

    I've been using client cpanel and reseller whm for many years, but finally took the plunge into renting a virtual server with full cpanel root access.

    In my haste I setup the server using my primary domain as follows:

    my-domain-name.com (not the real name obviously)

    I then realised I needed to use a servername instead of the full domain, so in the WHM setup, changed the hostname and added DNS entries to be:

    server.my-domain-name.com

    Before I start breaking things, I wanted to know if I've done the right thing... or should I have used the free subdomain service from my host company ie:

    my-domain-name.hostcompany.com

    And then create my primary domain name as a reseller in WHM???

    Or have I done the right thing and I can now just create my primary domain as a reseller or client or something now? I already have DNS hosted with the company, so will that create 2 zones?

    I won't be using private nameservers if that makes things easier.

    A little confused... I want to use my primary domain (it is the company after all) with full features.

    Look forward to your responses.
    Kym
     
  2. jayh38

    jayh38 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like things are fine. Your host name should just be your main domain with a subdomain entry for your record.

    host.domain.com would be a proper host name example. Either way, as long as it fully resolves back to your server directly, it will be fine.
     
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    Cool, thanks for your prompt reply.

    I'm assuming I just create a client in account management using my primary domain and go from there! :)
     
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    jayh38 Well-Known Member

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    Sure, whichever domain name represents the server would be a good choice. Don't forget to setup reverse dns ( usually in your DC account portal ) for your server.
     
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