WHM Setup on Dedicated Server without domain

aseptik

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I all,

i got a dedicated server with cPanel on hetzner,

now, i have to setup WHM for the first time, but i don't know what informations to put in for:
  • Hostname
  • Resolvers
  • Nameservers
since i only have 1 IP Address and i don't have any domains yet. i just want to install cPanel and start testing the server. do i needs Nameserver and a valid domain?

There is a way to configure WHM with some kind of default informations that i can change later?

Thank you very much for your help!
 

Eminds

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Well to start with you can a test hostname and test name servers e.g. server.mytestserver.com and name servers like abc.mytestserver.com and can get the WHM installation done.

Once you are done with testing you can still change the hostname and configure the name servers accordingly.
 

24x7server

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Hi,

Hostname can be anything if you are testing it.. like testserver.domain.com, etc.
For resolvers, use 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4.
For nameservers, use anything like ns1.testserver.domain.com and ns2.testserver.domain.com

Since it is a test, you can set any value you want..
 
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aseptik

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thank you for the detailed response.

if I use invalid nameservers will my site still be accessible via its IP?

I'm little confused about nameservers because there is even the option to disable it, does this mean that I don't need nameservers at all if I want to host just a single site with single domain?

can i just change DNS in my registrar to point an A record to the remote server IP as I usually do?

thank you again for your help!
 

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