[Wolves] Domain registration and dynamic IPs vs hosting

Jon Farmer wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
Thu Oct 3 14:05:00 2002

The first thing you need to know before deciding how to do this is how yo=
will connect to the internet. Dialup? ADSL? fixed IP? dynamic IP? This is
the main crux of how to handle the things you want to do. Let us know the
way you will connect and we can advise you.


Jon Farmer
Systems Programmer, Entanet www.enta.net
Tel 01952 428969
PGP Key available, send email with subject: Send PGP Key

----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam Sweet" <drinky76@yahoo.com>
To: "Wolves LUG" <wolves@mailman.lug.org.uk>
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 1:43 PM
Subject: [Wolves] Domain registration and dynamic IPs vs hosting

> Hi all, right I'm on the cusp of registering a .org.uk
> domain through www.oneandone.co.uk who have a
> dedicated booklet with the latest Linux Format for
> =A32.89 p/a.
> The plan is to use the domain masking facility to
> point it at my home web server via a dynamic dns
> service (ie dyndns).
> This is in a bid to get away from the ISP dependent
> system I am currently using (can only upload using
> their connection etc) and have greater control of what
> is available on my server (php, mysql etc).
> I know very little about this stuff and don't know
> where to look. Is this a feasible plan? Are there any
> fatal flaws that I have not understood?
> Ultimately what I would like to do is this:
> 1) Have my webserver handle my personal website and
> maybe later another site.
> 2) Have an FTP server to handle the uploading and
> downloading of pages, so I can download, edit and
> upload the pages from anywhere.
> 3) How would I handle email addresses using this
> domain name? ie for the domain bar.org.uk,
> foo@bar.org.uk. I have heard that running an email
> server using a dynamic IP is a dodgy game.
> 4) Eventually some kind of failover system so that the
> services stay online using a backup server if the main
> ones go down.
> Basically does anyone think that I can't at least host
> my own site this way? Is the other stuff possible? Are
> there better solutions? (I'm aiming at Aq, Ron and
> anyone else here who have their own sites and email
> systems.) Is this company any good? Googling has not
> been very helpful.
> Thanks guys and girls and sorry for landing everyone
> with these questions
> Adam
> =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
> http://www.any1fancyadrinky.co.uk
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> Use Linux. Because it's better.
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