[Gllug] VPS, MX records and Virtualmin

Neil Macvicar neilm at kernelspace.co.uk
Thu Mar 17 21:46:43 UTC 2011

You can do both, and have the DNS providers nameserver as the primary resolver, and list your DNS as the secondary. That way you can gain experience managing a DNS server, and have fault tolerance. 

Yes, you would add records via the online panel on whatever registrar you are dealing with. It's worth choosing a registrar with a good control panel. 
Though rather expensive, I like EuroDNS because their control panel rocks. No waves of useless advertisements and product pushing (goDaddy !), just pure DNS management. Having said that though, their refunds policy is dicey (they charge you to refund your own money if something goes wrong with a registration for example). 


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From: "general email" <general_email at technicalbloke.com> 
To: "Greater London Linux User Group" <gllug at gllug.org.uk> 
Sent: Thursday, 17 March, 2011 6:15:30 PM 
Subject: Re: [Gllug] VPS, MX records and Virtualmin 

On 17/03/11 13:26, Neil Macvicar wrote: 
> It is true that you do not know what levels of fault tolerance any company provide unless you do your due diligence. 
> But compared to someone running DNS on a cheap dedicated server with unknown administration, disaster recovery and DNS skills, the less risky option is with the commercial provider. 
> Cheers, 
> --Neil. 

That makes good sense Neil, especially as I am quite the n00b when it 
comes to server admin. So rather than changing the nameserver settings 
in my domain registrars control panel I would set it to use their 
nameservers and add DNS records for mail and web by hand via their 
website? Glad to know that's an option, sounds like it beats messing 
round with bind when I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing! 


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