DNS, ROOT servers, and setting up an amiture server.
I'm trying to setup a server, but I want to understand everything first.
Apparently, I have to register with a company who'll put my server domain on the root servers. Then I need to use a DNS to get some nameservers to give back to the registration site.
Can somebody point me to a site, or tell me what all these things physically are and why i need them?
I initially thought that you would just register your name to a root server, then, when somebody wants to access your site, they would just go to the root server and find your IP through the nameserver. But now, apperantly, I need to have a nameserver.
Can somebody show me the processes involved in requests that are sent from server to browser. Like, when the browser sends a request, does that request go to the nameserver first, or the root server, and then what happens from there?
Any help would be awesome.