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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jcharles, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. jcharles

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    I just installed cPanel and I am in the WHM Initial setup. It is asking for a Server hostname, nameservers, dns --all that stuff.

    I have a website/domain name - mydomain.com and Its confusing to set this up. I want to host my website on this domain.

    1. Whats my server hostname? How do I ????????
    2. How do I setup nameservers?
    3. Does my domain have to point to my ip address?

    Im sure anyone whose reading this knows what Im talking about. I need a expert.
    I really need to set this up. So if anyone could please help.

    Thank you
     
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    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst
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    Hello jcharles,

    1. Your server hostname is a subdomain off of your main domain, something like server.mydomain.com would work where mydomain.com is the name of your main domain.

    2. You will need to go to your domain registrar where you registered the domain to register private nameservers. The nameservers are normally ns1.mydomain.com and ns2.mydomain.com, again where mydomain.com is your main domain name. If your registrar doesn't have a knowledge base on how to register private nameservers, contact their support for assistance to ask how to do it there. Each registrar handles it differently.

    3. Your domain does not have to point to your IP address if you have more than one IP on the machine. You can give the main domain a dedicated IP instead (another IP you've added to the machine).

    Thanks.
     
  3. jcharles

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    Thank you for your reply. I see what it means now.
     
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    Well explained.
     
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