Installing FreeBSD 4,5,6 and 7

Basic FreeBSD questions for beginner like me :-)

1. What is FreeBSD?

Wikipedia has the answer

2. Is it good as server?

Don’t know :-), see yourself in netcraft

3. Which version is the best?

For old hardware, consider using 4.xxx, for modern hardware use 6.xxx

4. Is there any video for installing FreeBSD?, I wanna see general view on how to install FreeBSD

For quick overview I make video using vmware 6, installing FreeBSD 4, 5 and 6. I wanna upload it in youtube, due to maintain problem I upload it in metacafe. Here’s the link :

P.S :

I’ve upload new video about running vmdk FreeBSD 4,5 and 6 in VirtualBox 1.4,  click here to see

Whats next? You can do many things in FreeBSD. Some recommended books for you :

 

Free Blog on Your Own Domain with Free Email Hosting Part 3

In part 1 I wrote about how to set dns at domain registrar and register for account in mydomain.com

In part 2 I wrote about pointing blogspot with my domain.

In this part, I’ll describe step taken to make rasyid.info has it’s own email hosted in google apps.

The only requirement to follow this step is have an account in google.

Refer to this post about google account.

Lets begin :-)

1. Signup for google apps

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Free Blog on Your Own Domain with Free Email Hosting Part 1

Finally I buy paid hosting for my rasyid.net domain and I got free .info domain for 1 year.

Now I’m waiting for transfer domain process and I just think about using my domain rasyid.info for blogging too 😉

I’ll start this blog (rasyid.info) from scratch and host it in blogspot.

At the end of this process I get :

1. Blogspot blog with my own domain ( http://www.rasyid.info)

2. My own email xxx@rasyid.info, will be host by google using google apps ( free version)

I consider it as ‘from zero to one’ process, so I’ll make it as series, might be usefull for anyone who want to start blogging with his/her own domain.

Uncle Ben or aunt May may use blog too as alternative writing media beside watching soap opera :-)

Here’s the general process :

1. Setting dns at domain registrar and register for account in mydomain.com .

2. Register account at blogspot and configure blogpot to use my domain as url address.

3. Testing phase, stop writing start blogging :-)

Ok, let start from part 1 ( Setting dns at domain registrar and register for account in mydomain.com).

1. My idea in the beginning are hosting blog at blogpot and hosting email at google apps.

To accomodate those things I need more flexible dns management.

I prefer to use mydomain.com .

Mydomain provide powerfull dns management for free not only for top level domain but also for other country domain like .id (Indonesia).

To use mydomain I must change dns entry to point to mydomain dns server :

 

ns1.mydomain.com

ns2.mydomain.com

ns3.mydomain.com

ns4.mydomain.com

Input this data to my domain control panel :

 

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Transfer My Domain to Other Registrar

My domain rasyid.net is in process for transfer to other registrar. I do it for some reason :

  1. Learn how this process work in technical perspective
  2. The price, it’s cheaper than my original registrar :-)
  3. Easy to manage, only single place of payment for domain and hosting

In general process to transfer domain involve 3 part :

1. Me, as domain holder

2. Current registrar

3. My new registrar

Steps in details are :

1. I log to my new registrar, ask for transfer domain, they will ask one information from current registrar in my case : Domain Auth Code

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Just copy paste that information to provided form ( in my new registrar), this information needed to make sure that I’m as domain holder request for the change.

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