DNS Setup

To host your website completely on RdbHost, under your domain, you should create a DNS entry with your Domain Registrar, to map that domain/subdomain to our IP address. Our IP address will be listed at the bottom of your profile page. You also need to tell RdbHost that you are using that domain with your account here, through the domains page, off the profile.

If you are pointing a domain at RdbHost to host pages here, we strongly recommend creating an RdbHost TXT record in your DNS zone, as well, that identifies the account number of your account. The TXT record should have the name of the domain prefixed with 'rdbhost.', and allows our server to determine that this domain is yours even if another RdbHost account holder were to claim the domain.

This example identifies rdbhost.paginaswww.com as belonging to account 4.

If you are hosting your app elsewhere, and just using RdbHost for db storage, you do not need any special DNS setup, just use our domain name in the Rdb2js configuration.

DNS Manager Web App

Generally, you would set this up using the DNS manager web application provided by your registrar. Use an 'A' record for the domain you create to address the RdbHost server.

For a detailed tutorial on how to set up subdomains on GoDaddy.Com, see GoDaddy DNS Setup page.

The below is a screenshot snippet from the internet.bs registrar where I hold some domains.

Your domain registrar should have a DNS manager page that is similar.

Most modern IDEs include a localhost server, so no dedicated server is required. Just search your IDEs docs for how this works.

If you do need a web server for simple static file serving, and do not wish to install one of the high quality free servers available, you might try the server below, run from the document root. This is what I have been using to serve static html and javascript files for local testing.

1 import SimpleHTTPServer
2 import SocketServer
4 PORT = 80
5 Handler = SimpleHTTPServer.SimpleHTTPRequestHandler
6 httpd = SocketServer.TCPServer(("", PORT), Handler)
7 print "serving at port", PORT
8 httpd.serve_forever()