Hi, I'm new to Virtualmin and have been an avid user of Webmin. I am in the planning stage of implementing Virtualmin on Centos 5.2 for a college. The idea is to have students become "Resellers", so that they can manage their own limited number of web-hosting accounts and emulate a "Web-Hosting-Provider", for lack of a better definition.
The "virtual servers", akin to "<VirtualHost>" are to be accessible from the internet, meaning that domain names will have to be registered. I am thinking of having just a few registered domains and then using sub-domains to spread the load.
Before I try to set up the main and slave DNS servers locally, I would like to try and use an outside DNS provider. I point the domains at the registrar to the name servers of the DNS provider, in turn pointing to the public/(static) IP of the college.
Would I disable DNS in Virtualmin or keep it enabled for local use? What exactly are the caveats for not having DNS enabled locally? Is this a workable solution?
Some of the reasons for trying it this way, are possible issues with having enough resources, resistance in opening the firewall to the additional DNS protocol on another server. I am also dealing with a primarily windows environment and am concerned about zone transfers. Nothing insurmountable, but I want to keep it simple.