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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2005

    VPS with own name server

    I have several VPS's running my web application.

    Several companies wish to have their own instance and therefore I would like to create an instance of the application for each company.

    However they direct their domain name to the name server of the company I lease the VPS's from and I would not like them to know the identity of my hosting company.

    Is it possible for me to have my own name server and direct them to my VPS's directly?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Yes, it is possible. You would need to install a DNS server on your VPS (using Bind or another nameserver software like djbdns), get everything configured correctly with zone files set up for your client's domains, and then register nameservers for your domain with your domain name registrar. Then have them point their domains to your nameservers rather than your host's. That is a simplified version of the major steps, it should get you started on the right path though.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Also, make sure to change the rDNS for each Name Server.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Brighton, UK

    what type of VPS do you use?

    if you are using one with CP, then there will already have DNS server setup for you. What you need to do is to setup name servers at your registrar. Each name server will need a fresh ip address, so you need 2 for each VPS. Once that is setup, check that the entries are entered in dns server with a NS record as well as a A record. Then you are away.

    Change all the domains at registrar with the new name servers and it will point to the right VPS.
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