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I bought a domain name with A Small Orange.

Next, I bought a VPS with SoftsysHosting.

The VPS is running Windows Server 2008 R2 and I would like to know, how to make people who visit my domain, go to my IP address.

I understand something about nameservers, but not the specifics of what kind of setup I need to do.

Do I need to install a DNS server on my VPS and add a record for that domain name; then in my ASmallOrange dashboard insert the ip of my DNS server as the name server?

Any guidance is very much appreciated.

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Two downvotes: Is this in the wrong stackexchange site? –  Only Bolivian Here Apr 25 '12 at 22:42

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No you don't unless you want to manage the domain on your own DNS server. Otherwise you just can manage it from the controlpanel where you bought the domain.

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To expand on this answer and how it helped. All I had to was go into my control panel where my domain was bought and set the IP where that domain is pointing; in this case the static IP for my VPS. –  Only Bolivian Here Apr 27 '12 at 17:55

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