Configuring domains on dedicated server with external hosting
Rather new to this. I am a web developer who is working with a company running a dedicated server with external hosting. We need to understand how to properly configure DNS to be able to point to the hosting machine.
This is where we're confused. The hosting currently has it's own hostname (dserv71-mtl3) and static IP address.
From my understanding, EHCP will allow access to any of the domains configured in it- nameservers are ns1. and ns2., where is the name of the domain installed/configured in the EHCP control panel.
Documentation on this site has indicated to add these domain names AND THE EXTERNAL IP ADDRESS (the dedicated server running on the hosting in our case) in the domain registrar settings for the domain in question.
In the utility to set nameservers for the domains registered, there is no provision to enter an IP address, only the nameserver values. Will the domain name resolve properly without entering the IP address?
Almost all information I've seen on this site refers to sites configured on a local network running Ubuntu- we're running this on a server hosted externally. Basic stuff, but this is a commercial site and we don't want to take the site down without having a proper understanding of exactly how to configure the domain name /nameserver