How to setup Private Nameservers in WHM

This tutorial will show you how to create Private Nameservers using your WHM interface.

It is preferable to use the domain name that you own, the one that is being used for the hostname of the server that will be running the private nameservers. You can use other domain names, but it’s not recommended.

There are 4 steps that you must complete in order to setup the private nameservers:

Step 1: Configuring the server

From you WHM interface, go to Basic cPanel & WHM Setup.

You will find the Nameservers in the bottom row

If your it’s the first time you are configuring the nameservers, all the boxes will be blank. So you must create the nameservers, like the one in the attached image. You must configure at least 2 nameservers.

Click Save Changes.

Step 2: Setting up the A record

The nameservers must point to an IP address so you need to add an A record to your assigned IP address. You can use the same IP for multiple nameservers.

Go to Edit DNS Zone, select the main domain name and click Edit

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Assign the IP to the nameservers.

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Click on Save.

Step 3: Registering your Private Nameservers

Now we have 2 cases:

Case 1: You have registered your domain name with THC Servers.

You must login into your client area and select the domain name you want to use as main domain, and click the Manage button.

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Now, go to Management Options and select the Register Nameservers button.

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Create your nameservers ns1.yourdomain.com assign an IP and click Save Changes.

You must create at least 2 nameservers.

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You can contact us anytime and we will help you register your Private Nameservers.

Case 2: You have registered your domain name with somebody else.

If you are setting up nameservers for a domain name that you own, which you also purchased yourself at a domain registrar, you will need to login to your account at that same registrar and use their tool to register the new names.

If that isn’t possible, contact them to do it for you.

Step 4: Point your domain at your Private Nameservers

This is the last step. You must now point your domain name at your new Private Nameservers that you have just registered.

Login into your client area, select your domain name, click on Nameservers and update your nameservers.

Here is a tutorial on how to change your nameservers

 

Please note that if you change a domain’s nameservers the domain will temporarily stop working while the new settings propagate throughout the entire internet. If downtime is a critical issue for your domain we recommend you make this during a weekend or late at night when traffic is likely to be low.

Now that your domain is pointing at your server’s nameservers you can use the DNS tools in the WHM and cPanel interfaces to modify your zone files!

 

 

 

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