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Set up nameserver DNS with WebHost Manager (WHM)

Required: Before you begin, set up a WHM account for your domain name. For more information, see Create an account in WebHost Manager (WHM).

Follow these steps to use your own domain name as a nameserver for websites your server hosts.


  1. Log in to WHM using root for your username and your server's password at https://yourserverip:2087, where yourserverip is your server's IP address.
  2. Below DNS Functions, select Edit DNS Zone.
    select edit dns zone
  3. Select the domain name you want to use, and then select Edit.
    select domain
  4. For the two rows with the menu displaying NS, edit the right-most columns to ns1.your domain name. and ns2.your domain name., respectively.

    Note: Don't forget the period character (".") after your nameserver in these fields.


    enter name server info
  5. In the Add New Entries Below this Line section, do the following in the first row:
    • First field: Type ns1
    • Second field: Type 14400
    • Third field: Select A
    • Fourth field: Type your server's IP address

    Then, in the second row, do the following:

    • First field: Type ns2
    • Second field: Type 14400
    • Third field: Select A
    • Fourth field: Type your server's IP address
    add new entries
  6. Select Save.

    Note: DNS can take 24-48 hours to propagate once these changes have been made.

Related steps

You now need to complete the following steps to use your domain name as a nameserver:

  1. Add your own host name to use your domain name as a nameserver.
  2. Then change the nameserver for your domain to your new custom nameserver.

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