I’m considering coming to DreamHost but I’ve got a couple of questions:
Is rDNS lookup enabled for the httpd access logs, or do they show only the numeric IP? If rDNS is not enabled by default, can it be enabled upon request or through the web panel? (I know that Analog can be set to do rDNS when it compiles its stats, but that is internal to Analog - I am asking about Apache doing its own rDNS when it writes the access logs.)
Can I enable rDNS for my domain’s IP, for example by adding a PTR entry to the DNS record? (In other words, so that if my IP is 126.96.36.199 and someone does an ‘nslookup 188.8.131.52,’ it returns my hostname.) I assume this requires a Unique IP, but can this be done, or am I stuck with rDNS returning dreamhost.com names even if I purchase a unique IP? (Yes, I know the unique IP isn’t necessarily static, but that doesn’t affect rDNS resolution.)
The reason I ask is that my current provider offers both of these already, even for shared hosting accounts… #2 does require a unique IP, of course, but with the unique IP also comes the rDNS resolution. I am hoping that DreamHost offers the same…
Thanks in advance for your info!