Last post May 29, 2009 06:03 AM by carl.steinhart
May 28, 2009 11:34 AM|ricardino|LINK
this is a bit of an amateur question but...
i have a domain name at 123-reg.co.uk, and a host at aspnethosting.co.uk. I have the ip address for my site on the host 18.104.22.168, but i cant see how to match my domain name to that ip address?
May 28, 2009 02:55 PM|papabear|LINK
Depending on what you are trying to do you probably will not be able to. You can host multiple sites in different ways:
1 - use different IP addresses for each site
2 - use different ports for each site
3 - use different host headers for each site (the sites will share the ip address and port)
The host is probably using the host header that is passed to determine what website it is, so when someone goes to 22.214.171.124 and port 80 the server than looks at what particular URL was requested. It says "aha, they are looking for 123-reg.co.uk" and
serves up that site accordingly.
this means that your site shares that ip address and port with a number of other sites, so if someone did a reverse lookup of 126.96.36.199 they will get the default, but not your particular site.
Does that make sense?
May 29, 2009 02:23 AM|HostingASPNet|LINK
You should login into the domain name register control panel and change your DNS settings, creating "A record" pointing to your hosting IP address.
May 29, 2009 06:03 AM|carl.steinhart|LINK
You need to contact aspnethosting.co.uk as your hosting provider and please request them to create an "A" record for your domain, which points to 188.8.131.52. Alternatively, you can also buy a Managed DNS service, in which you can create the A record yourself.
Hope this helps.
P.S: I am truly shocked with the hosting price at aspnethosting.co.uk because the price is considerably high with less features....