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Setting up Nameserver DNS Using cPanel/WebHost Manager

cPanel's WebHost Manager® (WHM) lets you use your own domain name as a nameserver for websites your server hosts. To use your domain name, you have to set up a WHM Account for it first. For more information, see Creating Accounts in cPanel/WebHost Manager.

To Set up Nameserver DNS Using cPanel/WHM

  1. Log in to WebHost Manager using root for your username and your server's password at https://yourserverip:2087, where yourserverip is your server's IP address.
  2. Click DNS Functions.
  3. Click Edit DNS Zone.
  4. Select the domain name you want to use, and then click Edit.
  5. For the two rows with the menu displaying NS, edit the right-most columns to ns1.coolexample.com. and ns2.coolexample.com., respectively.

    NOTE: You have to enter a "." after your nameserver for the DNS to work properly.

  6. In the Add New Entries Below this Line section, do the following in the first row:
    • First field: Type ns1.
    • Second field: Type 14400.
    • Third field: Select A.
    • Fourth field: Enter your server's IP address.
    Then, in the second row, do the following:
    • First field: Type ns2.
    • Second field: Type 14400.
    • Third field: Select A.
    • Fourth field: Enter your server's IP address.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Click Home, and then click Restart Services.
  9. Click DNS Server (BIND/NSD).
  10. Click Yes to restart the service. Allow a few minutes for the service to restart. DNS can take 24-48 hours to propagate once these changes have been made.

You now need to complete the following steps to use your domain name as a nameserver:

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