I think I’m on the right track but just need some confirmation from the experts.
Hi all this is my situation. I have a number of domain names registered with my registrar register4less. Whenever I have needed to setup a website using a domain hosted with register4less I simply go into a control panel on their site and under a “manage nameserver” option, add in the name servers of the hosting company I want to host the domain with and that is that.
I recently got a VPS from godaddy. I tried to find out what nameservers I should use and came across this on their host site.
There are three steps to setting up DNS for Web sites hosted on your virtual dedicated server:
Create a zone file for your domain in Plesk.
Create and register domain hosts for your domain.
Assign the name servers to your domain.
And then instructions to perform the above steps.
My first question is am I right in saying that this basically means that I need to setup and host my own name servers?
My second question is – I’ve read a few posts elsewhere which say that you need to get your registrar to ‘register’ your name server if using your own ones. In the register4less control panel there is an option to “manage nameservers based on mydomain.com”. Clicking on this page displays a form which allows me to “create name server registration” and asks me for an ip address and name server name. Is this where I would register my nameserver?
Finally, I only have one IP address – is it ok to use this IP address as the IP address for my name servers and websites?
In your VPS Control Panel, click on "Request Additional IP Address twice, that will give you 3 IP's...Then yes, register those nameservers with register4less. The VPS is already configured with Bind, so its ready to go!