OK, I have registered a domain name. I have a business ISP provider with a static IP.
Now, how do I get my own mail server, web server, and message board server on the internet.
I'm currently using 2 Windows 2K servers to provide an internal web space and vbulletin message board for internal use but I its not a very serious endeavor and functions in its wholly unsecure way.
My servers are not currently on a domain or active directory, when I want to setup my XXXXX.com do I have to use active directory and will I have to dedicate a server to server as a domain controller and another as a DNS?
Also, should the listing of my domain name point to my DNS?
Complete newbie, offer help or flame away, either way its entertaining.
I have no problem getting a website and message board up, but I have no knowledge of DNS servers and DNS based mail.
The current internal mail server we use was a propriatary system that I can not use for any external use.
Does the DNS server have to be a seperate physical server than the domain controller and/or mail server of can I place dns, mail, and domain control on one server IF it can handle the load for a test environment?