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in reply to Re: [OT] Next steps in using DigitalOcean to host a website running Mojolicious
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(Connecting directly requires you to understand a little more about what happens under the hood of a web browser (although this can be learned by browsing through "Web Client Programming with Perl", available through the O'Reilly Open Books Project, or the appropriate RFCs).)

Thanks for your extended comments, atcroft, they helped me to get over the hump here. That book is definitely worth reading and bookmarking. Regarding VPS's, a super search revealed Is it Perl problem or VPS problem? and Move Perl modules to new CentOS VPS, good for background.

A few quick notes. '@' refers to the zone name.

I really don't know how to disambiguate the @'s in this business yet. What ended up working for me was, for the A tab, putting the @ in the left window and 'fourth' on the right, the alias for my IP address. I did the same with AAAA, and then all the records look like this:

DNS records Type Hostname Value TTL (seconds) AAAA www.merrillpjensen.com directs to 2604:a880:4:1d0::78:2000 3600 A www.merrillpjensen.com directs to 164.90.158.33 3600 NS www.merrillpjensen.com directs to ns2.digitalocean.com. 1800 NS www.merrillpjensen.com directs to ns3.digitalocean.com. 1800 NS www.merrillpjensen.com directs to ns1.digitalocean.com 1800

To be very honest, I don't understand these mappings at all. Indeed, the NS ones seem to be backwards to me. (?)

Here is a sample zone file in BIND syntax for example.com:

I actually tried to look this up and found something rather interesting. I couldn't figure out how a person comes by such data for any given site.