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Why do I need to set a hostname?

I know there's quite a few questions about host names. But even after reading them, I didn't really understand the concept of host names entirely. So here's my question: I've been following this ...
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Pointing a domain name to a VPS

I just got a VPS. All the host gave me was an IP address to have the domain point to. Lets say my domain is mydomain.com So what I did was I removed the nameserver (not the NS records, but the ...
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name server versus domain name

I have a VPS running Centos 5.8 and Webmin. It came with 2 IP numbers. I need to create a domain name and name servers. My domain registrar needs a name server (eg: ns1.domain.com.) to created a ...
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2answers
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Some questions regarding Hostname

I just bought a new VPS hosting plan and i have a few questions. Hope someone here can clear the doubts for me. 1) Is it necessary to have a real domain for a vps hostname? I suppose i can just ...
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1answer
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How to set up Name Servers on my VPS?

I am a complete newbie to server administration and I bought myself a cheap unmanaged VPS to learn to do something on my own and not be so tied to other people. So far things have been going on ...
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2answers
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How do you add a domain name to a VPS?

I have a VPS with allgamer.net (I use it to play minecraft). I also have a domain name with networksolutions.com What I want to do is attach that domain name to the VPS. I want to run a wiki on my ...
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2answers
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Google Apps for Mail - MX entry related doubt

I have signed up for google apps recently for my organisation. The google apps guide says that I need to edit the MX entry for my domain so that the mails get redirected to the google mail servers ...