I've just got my first VPS server, yay! It'll primarilly be used for my own hosting (I'm a Web Application Developer) and for friends & family.
It's just been all setup fro me bare bones and I have RDP to jump on and play around. But not that I've installed the basic roles, database engine, hMailServer (not fully configured yet) etc, I've feeling slightly in over my head.
When I signed up I provided these settings:
Host name: myhostname.co.nz
NS1 Prefix: barry
NS2 Prefix: terry
I then received my two IP addresses (say):
Confusion area 1:
I think the main confusion is around DNS and how all that jazz works... I added the DNS role and follow some basic instructions from here: Install & Configure Windows DNS Service
Was I correct in following that? Is there a better tutorial out there?
Note I replaced details in the tutorial with the settings above. So the DNS Manager looks something like:
(same as parent folder) Start of Authority (SOA) , barry.myhostname.co.nz., info.myhostname.co.nz. (same as parent folder) Name Server (NZ) barry.myhostname.co.nz. (same as parent folder) Name Server (NZ) terry.myhostname.co.nz. (same as parent folder) Host (A) 155.255.355.555. (same as parent folder) Mail Exchanger (MX)  mail.myhostname.co.nz. ftp Alias (CNAME) myhostname.co.nz. mail Host (A) 155.255.355.556. www Alias (CNAME) myhostname.co.nz.
Does that look right?
Would I basically do the same for each domain that I want to host on the VPS?
Confusion area 2:
What do I now do with my domain registrar entries for myhostname.co.nz? It's still pointing at my old shared hosting account...
Then for other sites I want hosted, I guess that the named servers will be barry.myhostname.co.nz & terry.myhostname.co.nz.
If you need more info just ask. Sorry if the question is rather open and/or doesn't make too much sense but as I say I'm feeling slightly in over my head (first time in a while! ;-). Any help would be appreciated.