hi .. just regesterd with forum .. just placed order with dinix.com (vps)
i recieved an email from dinix saying it would take more than 24 hrs to have vps run..
now ...for a person like me .. new to vps ..what are the next steps i should do to have my vps run .
regarding my domain i reserved ..what should i do to save time till dinix set up my vps ...do i need to chang ns1 ns2 and how...
any links can help
hey ..thank you all
regarding ns1 ns2 how does dinix chang ns1 ns2 since they dont have user name and password of my domain name provider
and do they usually take that long to activate accounts and set servers up ...till tihs time i didnt recieve any info. from them ..
I got mine from ServInt..so I will share with you somethings that I had encountered so you may avoid it.
To set up the nameservers ns.yourdomain.com ns1.yourdomain.com, you will need to have access to your CP first.
I am using CPanel, so here goes.
In Server Edit Settings you will see your Main Shared IP, take note of that. Go down this page and look for the name server infor. Key in the nameservers you intend to use eg. ns.yourdomain.com and then click Assign and IP address.
Then go to
Manage Nameserver IPs you will see a list of available IPs for you to use, either as Dedicated IPs for your other domains or your name server.
To confirm they have been assigned.
Now, I had been told that it would be better not to use the same IP for your main shared and your nameserver. The reason given was when doing a lookup on a domain, you will notice that it will try to resolve that on itself since they use the same IP.
I have also been told that this is okay and there is no rule to say that the server and nameserver cannot have the same IP address.
Anyway, with the IP address go to your domain registrar to register your name servers with them. You should be able to do this in your domain control panel provided by them.
With Cpanel/WHM combo , your VPS is good to go from the start. Maybe you can search around for some other software that you might want to provide your clients on the VPS etc..
For example, my servers allow them to access webmail even though their company firewalls block off almost all ports. You will understand what I mean when someone tells you they cannot have access to port 2095, which cpanel uses by default for its webmail..
I am of course no guru, I hope we can share our VPS experience together and learn from each other.
I would definitely ask the company to set up the Nameservers.
I was with another popular VPS company for three days and was never able to get the service running properly. It cost me $83.90 for my bad experience. When I went to ServInt and they took care of the whole initial setup it was such a different experience. With in a few hours my system was up and running and the only problem I have had was due to my stupidity