Just when I thought I was starting to grasp Web Server concepts and complete my first work related project I attempted to register a domain for the server at work. From this point things didn't go so well and to tell you the truth I'm totally lost with zones.... A records, name servers and the like.
I have a server (fedora 7) with php, mysql, apache configured with ssl and I have a static IP from my local ISP. I was going to register the domain with my ISP but Godaddy's pricing is far better..... from here things kinda went down hill.
All I want to do is have a registered domain that points to the static IP I currently have. Godaddy has the ability to forward requests to my static but I don't want my IP shown in the address bar. I've goggled and asked support 3 times about this and have got no where with them..... seems like they only want to host your app on their servers nothing else. Then I heard about other configurations (A record, nameserver etc.) you can use to as well. Can someone please help me with this.... I'm not sure exactly what I need to complete the task. One thing about my server. The opening page has a login button that reposts the to a login page via https://.
This is where I started having trouble with Godaddy's forwarding. Their forward would only handle 1 url so if a script changes the url as mine does the app fails. If there's articles on this out there I'd sure appreciate links to them
Thanks in advance,