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Hi! first i want to thank tch for the great service they have been provinding me for the past months, im new to the scene but feel i couldnt of made a better choice!

 

As i said im kinda new, and im trying to understand how DNS works, ive read wiki's til my eyes started to bleed but i still have questions and i hope someone can help explain!

 

First of all, i do not have my domain hosted with tch.. i have my domain setup as it should be with the Name servers and such, and the domain points to my site as it should, however i cant figure out how i would make a subdomain point to a different address, in my case i want **** to load my site as it does BUT inhouseserver.**** to translate to my static ip provided to me by my isp. I can see its very simply done by modifying A-records but as i see when you have a custom name server the "Total DNS" option just says "Not hosted here".

 

please break it down Barney style, as i like to call it, i dont know when Total DNS is or parked vs default vs custom i think a records kinda explain them selves, but i still dont see why you can only provide an ip when a website is hosted in a directory of an ip/domain ie /~username

 

thank you for any help!

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Welcome to the forums jmclaren7! :)

 

I'm sure if you open a ticket with the help desk explaining you want to create a subdomain for your account and have it point to a static IP they can help you out. Link at top of page or in my signature.

 

I am assuming that you want to serve content off your PC. Be aware that many ISP's frown on this. ;)

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--So this means that i canot configure any of these settings on my own like you would with the "Total DNS" settings?

 

--Ithe fact that the sites location is something.somethingtch.com/~username AND NOT a dedicated static IP the reason that Name server needs to be set to tch name servers?

 

--And what about "parking the domain" using forwarding and then configuring a-records for the local server?

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thank you, im still having this subject bother me... im simply trying to understand how it all works, i dont have any deadlines or anything that cant be 'down' so im only looking to learn and dont relly feel like submiting a help ticket will teach me anything, does anyone have any answeres to the above 3 questions?

 

also... im trying to use forwarding with my domain parked so that i have control of the a records, what would i configure so that this method would still work for mail, i figured this out fine for ftp.domain.com but im not sure i understand what to do for the two mail servers? i dont even know if im on the right track... anyone?

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We have our own in house name servers and we offer domain registration via a partnership. This means if you want to use the Total DNS option you would have to use our partners name servers. (ns3.secureserver.net and ns4.secureserver.net will work)

 

Using cPanel you can only change the MX records. If you have a reseller account you can the DNS zones but only for the sites you setup not your main reseller account. I recommend using an external DNS service such as dnsmadeeasy.com if you need more control of the records.

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So this means that i canot configure any of these settings on my own like you would with the "Total DNS" settings?

 

You have control of some but not others, and in some cases you can submit a ticket and TCH will make some changes for you. So the answer would be no, its not like you had with Total DNS.

 

--Ithe fact that the sites location is something.somethingtch.com/~username AND NOT a dedicated static IP the reason that Name server needs to be set to tch name servers?

 

No. The function of DNS is to interpret an IP to a URL and point to the controlling DNS server. The information about your domain needs to be kept at one and only DNS server, all the other DNS servers will query this server for the information about your domain. The reason it would need to be a TCH Name Server is because only TCH knows the location and other information about your account.

 

--And what about "parking the domain"

 

You can send a ticket to TCH and request a domain be "parked" on another domain. This will point this second domain to the same location as the first domain and they will both show the exact same content.

 

using forwarding

 

I don't believe TCH will do domain forwarding. You can do some html coding to do the forwarding but its not the same.

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