I am paying for a dedicated server (2.66GHz Duo, 2GB RAM) from GoDaddy.com; it is running Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition, and I have a static IP address.
The server is being used to host a web application. I have a domain name that I need to point at it, what do I need to do?
I thought I would need to add the DNS server role to this machine, but don't really know. I know the purpose of DNS and the basics, but I am definitely a novice at networking issues, I spend more of my time developing web applications than dealing with issues like these.
If you can point me in the right direction, that's all I really need. Do I really need to setup the server as a DNS server as well or is there something else I need to do? Will running DNS on this box adversely affect the web app?