Initial DNS setup help

Discussion in 'Linux VPS/Dedicated - cPanel' started by bozboz, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. bozboz

    bozboz New Member

    Hi all,

    I have looked over many of the posts in this forum which does seem to be great but a combination of different people's situations and my lack of knowledge has confused me.

    What I am trying to achieve.

    I currently purchase domains through Namecheap (for .coms) and 123-Reg (for's).

    When I setup the VPS I chose to point one of my domains to the server rather than register a new one or transfer one

    i.e. I will use My Existing Domain and update My Nameservers only.

    I only want to point my clients domains to my server. Most of them use a CMS to update their sites and don't need any access or services other than email.

    I seem to have a problem with my DNS settings as I received an email from my server (how nice!), that: resolves to . When it should resolve to my Primary IP.

    Firstly I need to sort this out. I logged into WHM:

    Main >> DNS Functions >> Edit DNS Zone
    and selected the one zone in their (

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    Is this all correct?

    Now as I add new domains which I think is done under:
    Main >> Account Functions >> Create a New Account

    Do I need to ad a DNS zone ect. personaly I thought WHM managed that. Then I would log into cPanel with the username and password setup in the above section and add email addresses, ftp access etc.

    Would I need to go to my domain registrar to set the MX settings or do I simply point the domain to my nameservers?

    Are there any other things I need to consider when running my VPS in this way?
  2. Dan

    Dan Moderator

    Hello bozboz,

    Take a look at my response in your other post here.

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