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Hostname and Nameservers

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by Cullen Carstens, Apr 21, 2017.

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  1. Cullen Carstens

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    Good day.

    Dummy Here..

    I need some help setting up my cPanel server running Centos 7.

    I have asked my registrar if they can register nameservers for me and this is the response:

    "We can register Private Nameservers for you from our side, the ZA Registry requires that we send through the registration with 2 unique IP addresses which reverse back to their hostnames."

    So I need 2 static IP's so far.

    My question is how do these link up with my server. And where do I register or configure a hostname?
     
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    Basically what they are telling you is that you need 2Servers (VPS is fine) that runs a DNS service, cPanel DNSONLY is a good choise.
    These VPS needs a unique IP address and a reverse that matches the server. So if you call your VPS's for ns1.mydomain.com and ns2.mydomain.com the reverse on the servers should match that.

    Installing cPanel is very easy, Installation Guide - cPanel DNSONLY Installation - Documentation - cPanel Documentation
    Best of all is that cPanel is free and works out of the box with you cPanel & WHM server (webserver). So its super easy to setup a DNS cluster.

    You can use your webserver as one of the DNS but it is not recommended. It's also good to have the VPS in different geo locations as well, or at least not in the same DataCenter. Chance is very remote but still present that something could happen to the DataCenter and then your services (DNS) will still work even if one is going offline.

    We uses 2VPS that only runs CP DNSONLY. This is working out quite good for us.

    /Eirik
     
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    Hello,

    This suggests you need to request two IP addresses from your data center or hosting provider, and then have your data center/hosting provider setup RDNS records from those two IP addresses to the name server names (e.g. ns1.domain.tld, ns2.domain.tld). You'll also want to add "A" records for those NS1/NS2 entries pointing to the IP addresses your provider assigns you via "WHM >> Edit DNS Zone".

    Thank you.
     
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