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Does anyone know how to set up custom name servers in ho-daddy?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Oblivion13, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Oblivion13

    Oblivion13 Regular Member

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    I ordered a VPS yesterday and I thought I set up the custom name servers with my domain but the page still isnt coming up. I am getting "Unknown Host" when I try to ping it.

    Has anyone done this and know how to?

    I did this but I wouldnt think it would take 24hrs to get going
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    http://support.godaddy.com/help/article/668/registering-your-own-nameservershosts
    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. HostStage

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    WHen you are at the nameserver's settings page, you go at the left bottom, where you can register and associate your nameservers to an IP.

    The regisration is taking around 2 minutes, if i recall properly.

    Finally, you need to set them in upper part of the page, if you don't do this step they won't be used.

    Even though, it is a bit vague, you'll understand that you have 2 parts to achieve.

    Generally, it takes more or less 10 minutes to swap nameservers and you can check it out there on the website intodns.
     
  3. Oblivion13

    Oblivion13 Regular Member

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    I did both of them. But it is not working for some reason.

    Heres how I have it .

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    I did the same thing for NS2 also
     
  4. wuquater

    wuquater Junior Member

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    Make sure that your vps has bind or another dns software installed, make sure that they are configured properly. After that you can use your own name servers. I was on the same course and decided to use godaddies name servers. The reason for this is very pragmatically the server load (dns servers are high on resource usage). Another issue of high importance is that you better use two different c class IP addresses for each name server to make sure at least your dns is always reachable.

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  5. As long as you set your TTL's reasonably high, the load on the server from DNS requests should be minimal. Also, using two different IP's does absolutely nothing for redundancy if you are hosting your own DNS. Both IP's will resolve to your server, so if the server goes down, it won't matter if you have two diff ip's, as they will both be unavailable.