I've been searching around trying to find out how to set up my windows 2008 r2 vps from burstnet with a domain purchased from godaddy. There is no cpanel or plex. It just isn't resolving!
What I've done so far :
1) Went to my godaddy account, under my domain management, and set up ns1.ariaterraria.com to 188.8.131.52 and ns2.ariaterraria.com to 184.108.40.206 (the ips given to me by my vps host).
2) Set my name servers for the domain as ns1.ariaterraria.com and ns2.ariaterraria.com .
3) Set up IIS on my vps to serve the page.
4) Written to godaddy support and received this -
Thank you for contacting Online Support. Please be aware that you name servers that you created will need to also resolver their own domain names as well and the name of the domain itself. At this time the name servers you registered are being used. You can use any third-party DNS look up see what's happening.
Please let us know if we can assist you in any other way.
Online Support Team
I am, unfortunately, still trying my best to learn how to set this up correctly. I realize it is a newbie question, and apologize for my ignorance. I've searched this forum, and followed the instructions I've found in a few threads to do the above but it still isn't resolving.
If I go to 220.127.116.11 ... it does end up taking me to the wordpress I've set up. The domain just isn't working.
Also, does anyone know of a vps host that will provide better service and price than burstnet? I am pleased with them, but I am getting frequent crashes so am debating switching. What I need is :
4+ gigs of ram
4000 - unmetered bandwidth
cpanel would be amazing
cPanel is not for windows servers. To get your domain to point to your VPS, you need to set up dns records with them. It doesn't sound like you are hosting DNS on your box. So go to the Domain management panel. Add an a record for your domain with the ip of the vps. That should fix it right up.
Yes, in your vps dns zone,
add the ns1 & ns2 entries pointing to the ip(ip4 entries)
Add the entries for your domain pointing to ns1 & ns2(ns entries)
Should look like this
SAO » ns1.xyz.com
Xyz.com » NS » ns1.xyz.com
Xyz.com » NS » ns2.xyz.com
Ns1 » ip4 » xx.xx.xx.xx
Ns2 » ip4 » xx.xx.xx.xx
You have associated ns1.ARIATERRARIA.COM & ns2.ARIATERRARIA.COM to 18.104.22.168 & 22.214.171.124 properly at godaddy.com.
There is no ping response at all from 126.96.36.199.
I get a ping response from 188.8.131.52 but there is no running DNS server at that address. Your domain won't start resolving until you have a working DNS server at 184.108.40.206 with a zone added for that domain.
What you need to do is to install BIND, if it isn't already installed, then start it. Add a new master zone, then add enough "A" records for your domain to resolve.
This is all a lot easier if you use a hosting control panel.
Why do you need a Windows VPS if you are running Wordpress? PHP and MySQL were originally built for Linux, only later were they ported for use on Windows. Performance will suffer, things may not work the way you expect, and setting up PHP & MySQL on a Windows server can take much more tweaking and configuring to run smoothly compared to the operating systems they were designed for.