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By cliff680 ·
I'm having an issue resolving my website. I inherited this server and someone setup the local domain as company.com. So when local users actually go to www.company.com there is an A record in their local DNS to point them to the correct external IP address. Over the weekend they moved their website and I need to update that A record. The hosting company gave my an ip address of 1.1.1.1/~company/. How do I enter this into DNS??? I can't find a place for the parts after the ip address.
Thanks in advance for your help.

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by jacobgin1 In reply to DNS Resolution

can u be more specify in what servers do u have...is there a domain controller ..
anyway... u just need to create a new A host pointer in the DNS server with the ip pointing to the website..or edit the old address with the new ip. I am answering in the concept that the servers are windows servers.

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by cliff680 In reply to

I tried that already and it didn't work.

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by cliff680 In reply to DNS Resolution

Sorry, yes it is a windows server. I'm trying to go to company.com and my server is named company.com. I put that in and it doesn't resolve correctly. The hosting company told me that the site lives at 1.1.1.1/~company/. Do I need to enter the stuff after the ip address anywhere?

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by cliff680 In reply to DNS Resolution

Sorry, yes it is a windows server. I'm trying to go to company.com and my server is named company.com. I put that in and it doesn't resolve correctly. The hosting company told me that the site lives at 1.1.1.1/~company/. Do I need to enter the stuff after the ip address anywhere?

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by tommymcbrayer In reply to DNS Resolution

open the dns mgmt console, find the "A" record and right click and go to the properties. You can then update the address. Or as stated above create a new record but don't foget to delete the olde one. Cheers

Tom

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by cliff680 In reply to

I tried that already and it didn't work.

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by lowlands In reply to DNS Resolution

Your hosting company will have to provide you with a unique IP address. It looks like they use the one IP and host different websites on it.

http://1.1.1.1/~company1
http://1.1.1.1/~company2
etc.

DNS will not resolve this for you since you can only tell it that www.company.com = 1.1.1.1

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by cliff680 In reply to

Yeah that is exactly the problem and what I'm afraid of. I was hoping to find a work around for this, as I don't think that my hosting company is going to give me a unique ip address.

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by cliff680 In reply to DNS Resolution

The problem was that the web developer created all of the links on the site as company.com/whatever and the local server was trying to resolve them and failing, once we had the developer change the links to www.company.com/whatever it resolved correctly.

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