Discussion in 'Linux VPS/Dedicated - General' started by opentoe, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. opentoe

    opentoe New Member

    I'm not new to Linux or the command line, or control panels and the hosting world but new to how VPS works. I just signed up. For the example I'll use fake domains.

    I have a domain on a hosting service I want to transfer over to my VPS. This domain is called Now, when I signed up with the VPS I was thinking I can sign up with any domain, and then just just add my domain Is that how and what most people do? Or when they sign up with the VPS they actually use on the sign up sheet. I was under the impression that I can use any domain to sign up, and then add the domain I wanted via my WHM, then control that domain with the control panel. The real domain I want hosting is So I'll just log into my WHM and create the domain and then do what I need via the control panel to run that domain, right?

    Now, what if I want and need to use the domain as a mail server and host some web pages also. Do I also need to create that domain as a user on my VPS? Do you know what I mean? I signed up with Knownhost using this domain, and want to host this domain as well, do I create a new user/domain via WHM so I can access the cpanel for that domain?

    I know this sounds a little weird, but hopefully someone will understand what I'm asking. I'm just trying to see if I setup the main VPS with the correct domain/settings, that's all.
  2. KH-DanielP

    KH-DanielP KH-COO Staff Member


    That sounds about right.

    You can technically setup your VPS for the first time using any domain, and this can also be changed at a later date.

    Once your VPS is active simply access WHM from the IP and create the accounts for the domains you would like to use.

    So in your example you would create an account for and once that's done all that's left to do is determine if your going to use external DNS servers (such as ones provided by your domain registrar) or use your servers DNS. If you use your servers DNS it's as simple as registering those nameservers to point to IP's on your VPS and then changing the domains to point to those registrars.

    Let us know if you have any more questions or feel free to open a support ticket also!

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  3. opentoe

    opentoe New Member

    Thanks for the response. I just wanted to make sure I was following the right process. I was able to set things and working, so I'll be checking some more things out. Once again, thank you.

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