- The default server name as handed from the server provder (serverprovider.com) is whatever.serverprovidernetwork.com
- my domain name is mydomain.com
if I left my server name as it is it won't look professional as hosting business. But if I name it myserver.mydomain.com it would be difficult to move my domain later on to another server if need comes.
register a new domain i.e. myserversdomain.com and name all my servers like this myserver1.myserverdomain.com, myserver2.myserverdomain.com ..etc. and put my main domain mydomain.com on one of them.
Would that work perfectly ? would it work if I have more than on server with different providers ?
Why if you used, myserver.mydomain.com would it be difficult to move mydomain.com to another server at a later stage? All you have to do is make sure the DNS entry for myserver.mydomain.com still points to the correct server via the A record, no matter what server mydomain.com points to.
I think I know what you are getting at. Let me see if this is
your case, you have say 3 servers but want to use a single
domain name, say for simplicity, call it abc.com .
So you want something like :-
You could either set up the DNS on a single of the server or
DNS on each of the server.
For instance, on server1.abc.com , you would of course need to run the necessary DNS Server, ie ns1.abc.com and ns2.abc.com .
You register this with your DNS registrant.
On your own server, you have the DNS set up to point to all the domains or subdomains in your server farm pool.
Alternatively, you can have the DNS set up on each of the servers pointing to the domains on that particular machine.
Or better steal, mirror the DNS entries on each of the machine. So server1 would have all the DNS entries for all the domains in all the 3 machines. And this likewise for server2 and server3. Thus effectly, you have primary DNS on server1, the two secondary DNS on server2 and server3.
Of course, if you have a control panel, it would make setting up the DNS a breeze.
As for using different servers from different provider, there is no big issue. As long as to point the right domain or subdomain with the right IP address in the DNS settings, it should work seamlessly.
As for moving, well, just set up the same arrangement on the new servers. Probably just the IP address would be different but it should work.