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Tutorial: How to configure private DNS for Hosting and Reseller Hosting

One of the advantages you have when contracting a Hosting, Reseller Hosting, Master Reseller Hosting or Alpha Reseller Hosting with AtresHost is that you can configure your private DNS.

Today we’re going to teach you how to set up your own DNS in a simple step by step tutorial.

CONFIGURE PRIVATE DNS FOR HOSTING AND RESELLER HOSTING

The first step is to access your domain provider’s Control Panel to configure the DNS next to the IP’s they have to point to. There are 2 options depending on whether the domain is with AtresHost or with another provider.

1-. If your domain is hosted at atreshost.com, access Control Panel > My Domains > Private NameServers and configure the following data:

Nameserver 1 – DNS HOST NAME: dns1.yourdomain.com (in yourdomain.com goes the domain associated with the plan) | DNS HOST IP: 207.180.200.147
Nameserver 2 – DNS HOST NAME: dns2.yourdomain.com (in yourdomain.com goes the domain associated with the plan) | DNS HOST IP: 144.91.81.141

Then, go to the Nameservers section of the Control Panel, select USE CUSTOM NAMESERVERS and enter the DNS you created in the previous step. Finally, click on Change Nameservers.

2-. If your domain is hosted by another provider*, you have to access their control panel and look for a section named “Private DNS” or “Private nameserver” to configure the following data:

Nameserver 1: dns1.yourdomain.com (in yourdomain.com goes the domain associated with the plan) IP address: 207.180.200.147
Nameserver 2: dns2.yourdomain.com (in yourdomain.com goes the domain associated with the plan) IP address: 144.91.81.141

Then, go to the Nameservers section of your domain provider’s Control Panel and enter the DNS you created in the previous step.

NOTE*: If your registrar does not have that option, you will not be able to have your own private dns and you will have to use the AtresHost ones. As a last option, you can transfer the domain with us.

COMPLETING THE DNS RECORD

The next and last step is done from the cPanel of your AtresHost account.

Access your cPanel and navigate to the DOMAINS module and click on ZONE EDITOR.

Click on MANAGE.

You are now in the configuration of your domain(s). Click on + ADD RECORD.

In name write dns1 (the rest of the domain will be completed automatically), in register write the IP address 207.180.200.147 and click on ADD RECORD.

Click again on + ADD RECORD.

In name write dns2 (the rest of the domain will be completed automatically), in register write the IP address 144.91.81.141 and click on ADD RECORD.

The result after registering the new DNS has to be like the image below:

After a few minutes and accessing the registered dns, the following web page should appear.

ADDITIONAL STEP FOR RESELLER, MASTER RESELLER AND ALPHA RESELLER

If you are a Reseller Hosting, Master Reseller Hosting or Alpha Reseller Hosting at AtresHost, you will have to perform one last additional step.

Access your WHM, click on Basic WebHost Manager® Setup, select the option Explicitly Set the Nameservers and fill in Nameserver 1 and Nameserver 2 with the DNS you created in the previous step and click on SAVE CHANGES.

We already have our own Private DNS registered and in operation.

We hope that the tutorial was as simple as possible.

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