How to set up and change Private NameServers in WHM – HostGator Tutorial


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DNS is often considered one of the toughest parts of web hosting. Luckily, WHM makes it much easier to configure your nameservers. In this Tutorial, Josh takes you through how to set up private nameservers in WHM and makes sure to check all of the boxes along the way.

This tutorial is for our Reseller, VPS, and Dedicated Server customers. For those with a reseller account, this is an optional step, but for those with a VPS or Dedicated Server, this step will be necessary to get your server properly configured.

If you are looking to professionally brand your company on the web, or you are wanting to give your clients that extra level of security, then this is a step you will not want to miss.

In this video you will learn:

00:00 Introduction
00:45 Locating Hosting Package
01:12 Welcome Email and Account Information
01:45 Registering Private Nameservers
03:25 Changing the domain’s Nameservers
04:05 Navigating to WHM
04:32 Editing your DNS Zone
06:45 Adding new DNS information
07:25 DNS Recap
08:17 Saving Changes
08:30 Checking your changes and Propagation.
10:00 Conclusion

Helpful Links:
Setting up Private Nameservers:
http://gtr.bz/mcl530rueUt
Setting up Private Nameservers with a GoDaddy Domain:
http://gtr.bz/meAc30rueUZ

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2 Comments
  • Steve Hansen
    Posted at 18:20h, 26 January

    Thank you for showing and explaining how to post nameservers and exactly what a name server is.

  • cpt sam
    Posted at 08:13h, 16 March

    thanx for the info, i finished first step successfully but when i login to whm i couldn't find my domain info for my vps account !