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VPS or Dedicated Hosting - Using Multiple cPanel Accounts To Set Custom Nameservers

Custom Nameservers on VPS or Dedicated Hosting are required when you are using multiple cPanels. This tutorial will step you through on how to set them up to use with your domains and cPanels on your account.

If your domain is registered elsewhere you will need to register the nameservers there.



Setting the Custom Nameservers

  1. Login to your Bluehost cPanel.
    cPanel login
  2. Click Domains in the top navigation bar.
    Domains tab
  3. Select the domain in the Domain List toward the bottom of the page.
  4. Click Name Servers to the right of the domain.
  5. Select Custom Nameservers and enter the nameservers for your account.
      ns1.example.com
      ns2.example.com

    If you do not have the A records setup for the nameserver then go to Setting A Records section of this article.

Setting the Custom A Records for the Nameservers

If you know that you have the A records already than skip this section.

  1. Login to your Bluehost cPanel.
    cPanel login
  2. Click Domains in the top navigation bar.
    Domains tab
  3. On the Quick Navigation bar click Zone Editor.
    Zone Editor link in the Quick Navigation bar
  4. Under Add DNS Record fill out the following fields:
    • Host Record: ns1

      This can be anything that you would like, but you will need to remember what it is when you are entering the custom nameservers. For simplicity ns1 or ns2 works well.

    • TTL: 14400
    • Type: A
    • Points To: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

      This has to be one of the IP addresses assigned to the hosting account.

  5. Click Add Record

Repeat if you would like to have more than one nameserver record

Third Party Domain Nameservers Registeration

If you are using a 3rd party to handle your DNS, you will need to do the same as above, using their interface to configure the nameservers to use your IP address. This process varies depending on the registrar. Here are some guides that a few of the registrars have provided. Common names for this process are "private nameservers" and "custom nameservers" but the naming varies.

GoDaddy

Setting Nameservers for Your Domain Names

NameCheap

How do I register personal nameservers for my domain?

Tucows

How to create a private Nameserver at OPENSRS

Network Solutions

How To Register A DNS Server Or Edit A DNS Server I’ve Already Registered

Domain.com

Domain Management: How to Update Private Nameservers

If you have questions, you will need to contact your registrar. Bluehost does not ultimately have control of the settings of your registrar.

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