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Basic WHM setup and DNS problem

Discussion in 'Bind/DNS/Nameserver' started by persa, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. persa

    persa Registered

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    Hi all and very nice to meet you!
    So I have a new dedicated centos 5.5 server with WHM/cpanel installed.
    I am new to WHM(and hosting stuff:)) so this is my problems and what I need to do.
    I have a domain called ip this my website hosted to an ISP. I needed to have a server with php, mysql, and apache for a new site. The problem is that I must use something like Nameserver for is for example Admin of can make a record for me declaring to

    1.So if this happens I will be able to use instead of in order to see WHM to my browser?
    2. If yes what should be the server's hostname and which nameservers should I declare at setup wizard of whm?
    3. Would I be able to make an new account using a new domain like and use it for another site? in the future?

    I am very disapointed because the more I read for this the more I get confused:eek:. If someone knows please help.
    thanks a lot
  2. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    I assume you own a domain. Let's call this domain:

    Your servers hostname should be, substituting "something" with a string of characters that makes a valid hostname. This can be something like or You would also substitute with your own domain.

    For nameservers, most people call their first nameserver and their second nameserver This naming convention is not required, but it helps avoid confusion between what is the server's hostname and what is a nameserver.

    Lastly, you would go to your domain registrar where is registered and do what's known as "gluing" or "setting up glue records." Basically, all you are doing is telling the rest of the internet at what IP address(es) to find your nameservers. From a technical standpoint, both nameservers can run on the same IP address, but some domain registrars do not allow this practice. Your domain registrar will need to help you with the gluing as there is no standard way to do this among all domain registrars.

    Now, after going through WHM's Getting Started Wizard, you can start creating hosting accounts by going to "Create a new account" under the Account Functions section in WHM. Those domains would just need to set their nameservers to be the nameservers you created earlier (e.g., so that web browsers know to find that website on your server.

    Regarding access to WHM, you can use any IP address, hostname or domain on your server to access WHM. Access to cPanel and WHM is determined by the username and password provided, not which URL is used to access the interface.

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