For WHM version 11.40
(Home >> Service Configuration >> Nameserver Selection
This feature allows you to select BIND, NSD, or MyDNS as your nameserver
software. You can also disable DNS
We recommend that you do not start your nameservers unless you plan to use them.
Nameservers match domain names to IP addresses. When a visitor attempts to find a website hosted by your server, his computer will ask a nameserver
for the IP address
for the domain he wishes to view. The nameserver
will, in turn, return the IP address
for your web server, directing the visitor to the proper page.
You will need nameservers in order to propagate your server’s domain names. These nameservers, when properly configured, will communicate with other nameservers to spread the records of sites hosted on your server. The period during which this occurs is known as the propagation
period — the time it takes for a new website’s IP information to spread accross the Internet. During this time, not everyone across the Internet will be able to access websites hosted on your server. It may take up to a week for the record of a website to spread (propagate) across the Internet.
Selecting or disabling the nameserver
To select a nameserver
- Select either BIND, NSD, or MyDNS.
- Note: Using NSD or MyDNS requires that external nameserver IPs be added to the
- Click Save.
To disable the nameserver
- Select Disabled.
- Click Save.
: If you intend to host websites on your server, you will need to configure your nameservers. Without nameservers, visitors would not be able to reach sites hosted on your server when they enter a URL
into a browser.
Topic revision: r10 - 25 Jan 2013 - 22:19:48 - Main.LaurenceSimon