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Creating Custom Nameservers

Reference Number: AA-04809 Created: 2013-01-14 18:43 Last Updated: 2013-01-14 18:43 0 Rating/ Voters

 


Creating Custom Nameservers

 

Goals. 2

Add to Our System.. 2

Register Name Servers. 5

Enable DNS Services on Plesk. 7

Conclusion. 9

 

Goals

 

This guide will help you to create private nameservers for your domain names on our system, as well as register them as valid nameservers on the cloud. You will be able to brand your nameservers and ensure that your white label solution is present on the domain management level. You will also be able to manage nameserver records, as well as manage nameserver services on the server using the Plesk control panel.

The first thing you want to do is identify a domain name you wish to have nameservers set for. Once you have decided this, the next step is to add this domain to our system, and add our nameservers as the host servers for you domain.

Add Your Domain to Our System

 

1.               1.    First, log into your myhosting.com control panel at http://manage.myhosting.com. 


2.      Once you have logged in, please click on the Hosted Domains on your home screen This will display all the domains you have entered into our system, if any. 

3.      If you already have a domain registered, please use the Add Existing Domain Registered Elsewhere button, or if you plan to use a brand new domain name, you can use the Register New Domain button.

4.      Once you have selected a domain name in either the Register New Domain section or in Add Existing Domain Registered Elsewhere section, you will be asked to assign several subscription options. For name servers, please use the following configuration:


5.      Please do not choose any web hosting or any mail hosting unless necessary. Simply continue and finish the process.

6.      Once you have added the domain, you will then be able to modify the DNS records.

7.      Access this area by doing the following: click the All Domains tab again and then click on the newly added domain name by clicking the URL created for the domain name.

8.      You can then click the DNS tab at the top of the webpage, then the DNS Records sub-tab.  This will take you to our nameservers. What you are doing here is creating your desired nameserver records in our system so that they can resolve.

9.      At this point, you will need to create 2 records, usually ns1, and ns2 subdomains for your root domain. Do this by clicking the Add New DNS Record button.

10.  For the DNS Record Type drop-down box select A.

11.  Under the Domain field you would enter the subdomain for your nameserver, as the example below illustrates.


12.  Complete the wizard, and do steps 8 to 12 again, to add as many records as required.

13.  You should now have your two records listed in your control panel like the following:


Register Name Servers

 

If you registered your domain name with us, then you would want to ask our support department to send you your OpenSRS login credentials. This will allow you to register your nameservers at the registrar level. If your domain name is registered with another registrar, then you will need to get the steps as well as the required credentials from your registrar to make the necessary changes to your nameservers.

If your domain name is registered through myhosting.com, and you have requested your OpenSRS login credentials, please follow these steps.

           1.   Login to OpenSRS in order to gain registrar level access to your domain name.

           2.      You will need your domain name, the username that will be provided in the email from our support team, as well as the password, also provided in the email from   support.


3.      When you do login, you will have various menu options. One of them will be Manage Name Servers. Click that link to proceed.

4.      Here you will need to do two things: specify the nameservers for your root domain, and register your two new nameservers.

5.      In the fields under the Server Hostname heading, you will enter our nameservers as they will host the records for your root domain.


6.      At the bottom of that page, you will find the register nameserver link, which will look like the sample below.


7.      Click the link to start the registration process. This will bring up a page that will allow you to modify existing nameservers or create new nameservers for registration.

            8.      Use the bottom section to create a new nameserver.


9.      Simply enter the same subdomain records you created in the Add Your Domain To our System section. Also, use the same IP address in the Server IPV4 Address field.

10.  Once you have added the nameserver records, you are finished with registering the nameservers.

Enable DNS Services on Plesk

 

You want to ensure that DNS services are enabled on your VPS. This feature is enabled by default; therefore, you will not need to perform any actions. However, here are the steps to ensure that this feature is enabled, and that the DNS services are working fine.

1.      Log into your Plesk control panel with your Plesk login link. It will usually follow this format: https://youriphere:8443. This will bring up the Plesk login page.


2.      Once logged in, you will then need to click on the Settings option under the Server Management heading on the far left menu tree. You will then be able to click on the Server Components link.


 3.      The next webpage will show you a list of all the server components/services that are running and installed on the server. Simply look for the DNS Server section, and you should see its status with a green play button indicating that it is on and running.

4.      You are now fully ready to use your newly registered nameservers for domains you will essentially add through your Plesk panel.

Conclusion

 

Now that you have successfully created your own custom nameservers, you can use them for nameserver activities with your hosting solution.  Now you no longer need to specify our nameservers for domains you are hosting on your server. If you encountered any issues with this guide, please also note that there is additional information available in our Wiki database at http://myhosting.com/kb. Finally, we encourage you to contact our technical support team by email at vps@myhosting.com, or calling us at 1-866-289-5091 with any questions or concerns.

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