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Old 10-21-2003, 07:36 PM
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I'm looking to colo a server pretty soon to do some hosting for a relative's business. I'm looking at putting Directadmin on there, in the case that I decide to do some selling on the box also. How do you handle installing something like that? They require the IP address of the box when you install it.

(They told me that it could be changed by editing some config files in the future...)

So....regarding IP's for DNS, Directadmin, and everything else that is IP specific... how do you handle it? Do you build the boxes locally and then just ssh in and change the info? Do you install webmin and hit it that way? Can someone clue me in before I do something extremely wrong and cost myself even more money than I've already spent on this server, components, and soon controlpanel?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 10-22-2003, 02:41 AM
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Once you sign-up with a colocation data center, they should be able to give you the IP address that your machine will have. Once they do, you can configure your machine to the IP address and then ship it to the data center.

If they can't give you your IP address beforehand .... well .... look elsewhere.

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Old 10-22-2003, 10:36 AM
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Some places will also offer you a DirectAdmin license as part of your colocation package. Look for a provider that also sells dedicated servers with DirectAdmin; they'll be able to cut you a colocation deal that includes installation and setup of DirectAdmin.

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Old 10-22-2003, 01:02 PM
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Some places will also offer you a DirectAdmin license as part of your colocation package. Look for a provider that also sells dedicated servers with DirectAdmin; they'll be able to cut you a colocation deal that includes installation and setup of DirectAdmin.
The two places that are local to me that I am looking at colocating do not offer directadmin dedicated servers.

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Old 10-22-2003, 02:55 PM
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The two places that are local to me that I am looking at colocating do not offer directadmin dedicated servers.
That's too bad! You'll end up paying substantially more for DirectAdmin if you're using it for your own servers instead of reselling it.

My best recommendation would be to buy the full license (what is it, $299?) and set it up on your server while your server is at home. Like webworkz said, the datacenter will give you IP addresses before you start there. You can connect your server to your network at home and then run the DirectAdmin installation program. Change the IP addresses after it's done installing everything. This is a pain, but if you have your heart set on a provider that doesn't offer DirectAdmin, this is about your only choice.

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Old 10-22-2003, 03:01 PM
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Thanks for the feedback...

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