I’m doing a website for a client who is currently hosting with an ISP who gives out and hosts free subdomains for non-profit organisations. Since the ISP does not allow PHP on their servers, I’ve talked to them about letting me host this particular subdomain on my dreamhost account, which they agreed to.
I’ve sent them the IPs of Dreamhost’s Domain Name Servers, only to get back an e-mail saying they would need the IPs of the Webserver, and they would under no circumstances delegate a subzone of their Domain to a DNS not owned by them.
Since I’m on a shared account, I wonder how to proceed from here… If I find out the IP of my own domains, would I send that to them, so they can place it in their DNS? If so, would the process of adding the subdomain to my account be as simple as usually?
Would it be a problem with this setup if Dreamhost moved my account to another server, and if so, any estimates on how frequently that happens (weekly? monthly? once a year?).
My client really wants to keep their URL the way it is, so simply registering a new domain doesn’t seem to be an option.
If I’ve been unclear or vague anywhere in this post, please let me know.