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This document is for a previous release of cPanel & WHM. To view our latest documentation, visit our Home page.

For cPanel & WHM 11.46


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This section allows you to configure nameservers. Nameservers spread your server's DNS information throughout the Internet to allow visitors to access websites on your server.

Nameserver Configuration

Select the nameserver software that you wish to use. You may choose BIND, MyDNS, NSD, or Disabled.


  • Review the information in the Advantages, Disadvantages, and Notes text boxes for more information about each option.
  • This option defaults to BIND. The BIND nameserver software is adequate for most servers.
  • If you use a remote nameserver, select Disabled.

Choose the nameservers that domains on this server will use

To configure your nameservers properly, make certain to complete the following steps:

  1. Obtain two IP addresses from your datacenter. You must have one IP address for each nameserver.
  2. Register your nameservers with the name registrar that you used to register your domain name. 
  3. Ask your datacenter to set up reverse DNS pointers.
  4. Enter your nameservers in the Nameserver 1, Nameserver 2, Nameserver 3, and Nameserver 4 text boxes.



Add A Entries for Nameservers & Hostname

A entries are records on your server that resolve domain names to their IP addresses.

To add A entries, perform the following steps:

  1. Select the Add "A Entries" for all Nameservers checkbox.
  2. Enter the IP addresses for each of your nameservers in the text box that corresponds to that nameserver.
  3. Select the Add "A Entries" for Hostname checkbox if you wish to add an A entry for your server's hostname.
  4. If you selected the Add "A Entries" for Hostname checkbox, enter the IP address for your server in the IP for Entry text box.

Save and continue

Click Save & Go to Step 5.

To return to Step 3, click Go Back.