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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.your domain name. and ns2.your domain name., 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.

    NOTE: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:

  1. Creating Your Own Nameserver (Registering Your Own Domain Hosts) lets you use your domain name as a nameserver.
  2. Setting Custom Nameservers for Domains Registered with Us sets your domain name to your new custom nameserver.
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