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New Server - Completely Clueless!

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by gavinf, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. gavinf

    gavinf Guest

    Please forgive me, I'm completely new and way in over my head here!

    I operate a small web design firm and I've decided to jump in with both feet and get a dedicated server for my clients.

    I have no idea what I'm doing.

    I've been issued a server (RHEL, Plesk 7.5) and don't know where to start. The manual for administrators doesn't give step by step suff on what to do either. Here's my setup so far:

    • Server has 10 available IP's. Just one seems to be set up at present and it's shared. I guess this is the server's main IP address?
    • I added two further IP's thinking I might need them for nameservers?
    • I've gone through the manual and "configured" everything like system time, sessions, passwords etc.
    • Let's say the hostname is sv1.server1.net. I've got a domain name with enom (server1.net) too.
    • When I first logged in Plesk created a default account called "My Domains" to which I added the domain server1.net and created hosting for.

    Now I'm stuck. I guess now I need to create nameservers. How should I do that? As this is my server do I need to "register" nameservers with my registrar on the domain server1.net? I at least know how to do that if I have to :rolleyes:

    Should the servers IP address be shared or exclusive?

    Thanks for ANY help anyone can give!

  2. sieb@

    sieb@ Guest

    Start by searching the forum please. ;)
  3. gavinf

    gavinf Guest

  4. Dragons Master

    Dragons Master Guest

    I'm clueless too and wanna back you up here - i've been going over about 20 search results before giving up..
  5. Jason Lee

    Jason Lee Guest


    The server should already be doing DNS for the domain you created. Now you need to register your server with your registrar as a nameserver. And point your domain to your newly registered nameservers and everything is good to go.

    If you are going to run multiple domains on the same IP then you would want to use the IP as a shared IP.

    If you are going to run one domain w/ SSL or anonymous FTP then you want to setup the IP address for that domain as an exclusive IP since you can only run one SSL and/or Anonymous FTP on each IP address.

    I hope this helps!