Ok this is giving me headaches trying to come up with the best solution so i'll give you lot one right here goes;
I have a domain www.originaldomain.com and would like to do the following;
Have a reseller account with A
Have a reseller account with B
Have a virtual account with C
Now using the domain name how can I host on A but still create accounts on A and B is this possible?
Someone said this;
"OK, after a lot of thinking (can you smell the smoke?) I have come up with the following arrangement, based on you having two reseller accounts on seperate servers, and one or more virtual accounts on a third server.
1) You would need to create ns1 and ns2.yourhostingdomain.com to point to your first reseller account's IPs.
2) You would need to create ns3 and ns4.yourhostingdomain.com to point to your second reseller account's IPs.
3) On yourhostingdomain.com, you add the following nameservers:
OR, if your domain registraar only allows you to have two nameservers, use ns1.yourhostingdomain.com and ns3.yourhostingdomain.com.
4) Setup your virtual hosting account for say, support.yourhostingdomain.com. This would allow you to have, for example, support.yourhostingdomain.com/status/ and /helpdesk/ etc...
5) Add a DNS Zone for support.yourhostingdomain.com to your first reseller account, so everything points to the IP address of the server with your virtual account on it.
6) Add a DNS Zone for support.yourhostingdomain.com to your second reseller account, so everything points to the IP address of the server with your virtual account on it.
7) Repeat steps 6 & 7 for any additional virtual accounts you have/need.
I will now summarise what this is doing:
When a person on the internet tries to access support.yourhostingdomain.com, the first server that is queried to find out where the site is on the internet is your first reseller account server. If that server is down for some reason, the next server (ns3 and ns4) is queried, and because it also has a DNS zone for support.yourhostingdomain.com on it, it will respond, and point the visitor to the virtual server. This gives your support site that extra amount stability, as you have distributed the DNS for it over two servers.
For clients you wish to be on your first reseller account, you tell them to use ns1 and ns2 as their nameservers for their domains.
for clients you wish to be on your second reseller account, you tell them to use ns3 and ns4 as their nameservers for their domains.
This gives you a lot of flexibility, and would also give you the chance to provide extra services to your clients, should they require it. For example, you could charge X amount extra per month for their static content site to be stored as a backup on your second reseller account, and all they would have to do to their domain is use nameservers ns1 and ns3. Be careful here though - make sure that you set the MX record in the DNS on the 2nd reseller account to point back to the first server. Otherwise, if the first server is down, the the site will load from the 2nd reseller account, but will mail will also be delivered there. Setting the MX record to point back to the first reseller account will mean that there will be a slight delay delivering the mail, but the 2nd mail server will usually wait a period of time, and will keep trying to deliver the mail to the first server. "
Right now if I want to add Reseller with company D and then E will this still work OR would this be a better way;
Get another domain www.virtualdomain.com and set this up on the virtual account.
Then get some more domains for each reseller account. www.virtualdomain1.com and www.virtualdomain2.com etc
Create nameservers as ns1.virtualdomain.com ns2.virtualdomain.com ns3.virtualdomain.com ns4.virtualdomain.com.
Then have www.virtualdomain1.com belong to ns 1 and ns2 with ips from reseller account A www.virtualdomain2.com belong to ns3 and ns4 with ips from reseller account B finally ns5 and ns6 with ips from virtual account, so in effect whenever anyone types in one of the reseller domains they all point to the virtual account nameservers in the whois and are themselves redirected to www.virtualdomain.com yet I can still create on separate accounts???
Last edited by GandalfDDUK; 10-18-2002 at 12:40 PM.