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First time setting up whm

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by seizart, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. seizart

    seizart Active Member

    Feb 21, 2013
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    I ve a dedicated server and my hosting company is not willing to help me with whm

    I need some clarifications:

    - the hostname does the domain has to point to the server ip adress?

    Before i had But wasn't pointing to the server ip adress.

    I've got the following error:

    Your hostname ( could not be resolved to an
    IP address. This means that /etc/hosts is not set up correctly,
    and/or there is no dns entry for Please be
    sure that the contents of /etc/hosts are configured correctly, and
    also that there is a correct 'A' entry for the domain in the zone

    Some or all of these problems can be caused by /etc/resolv.conf
    being setup incorrectly. Please check that file if you believe
    everything else is correct.

    You may be able to automatically correct this problem by using the
    'Add an A entry for your hostname' option under 'Dns Functions' in
    your Web Host Manager.

    So i change it ( is pointing my server ip adress)

    - Resolver Configuration: i ve no idea what to do .

    In the documentation it said the hosting should provide it but they say they don t .

    I didn t change it now i have :

    Primary Resolver
    Secondary Resolver :
    Teritary Resolver (optional) empty

    -Nameserver : i just use a domain name that point to the ipadress of the server and i had ns1 ns2 etc...

    Is it correct?

    -Nameserver IPs

    I set the same server ip adress for the 3 ns1 ns2 ns3?

    I m guessing i m supposed to have them point to different ip adress but how i find them ?

    IU know it is a lot to ask but this is really complicated stuff for me.

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