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How to setup custom DNS records for my domain not on my server but on ICPH end?




How to set / change nameservers? (preferred option for shared hosting users)

To point your domain to a hosting provider server, you usually just change nameservers of your domain (Client Area / Domains / My Domains / Manage Domain / Nameservers).

How to register my own nameservers pointing to my own server IP (option for a server owners with control panel / ability to manage their DNS zone):

Second roption is to register your own nameservers setting particular server IP to these, it is described on this page, Option A, paragraph c).

How to manage DNS records with my domain registar without registering nameservers and without running own DNS server (option for a server owners who prefer DNS management using their domain registar web control panel):

In this case you can use/set your domain to use the nameservers of your domain registar. In case you do not know who is your domain registar, visit https://who.is/whois/ and input your domain name to see Namesilo, Enom etc..

In case of Namesilo, nameservers should be:
ns1.dnsowl.com
ns2.dnsowl.com
ns3.dnsowl.com

In case of Enom, nameservers should be:
dns1.name-services.com
dns2.name-services.com
dns3.name-services.com
dns4.name-services.com
dns5.name-services.com

These nameservers can be set inside a Client Area / Domains / My Domains / Manage Domain / Nameservers.

Next step is to setup custom DNS records: Client Area / Domains / My Domains / Manage Domain / Management Tools / Manage DNS.

Once you get there, please carefuly read the instructions on that page. To setup basic website DNS records, you can fill in:

Host Name www
Record Type CNAME
Address YourDomain.here

Host Name (leave it and maintain it empty!)
Record Type A
Address YourServerIP

WARNING: Make sure to always empty the "Host Name" form field on the line with your server IP, because after page loading / clicking "Save Changes" button, the system wrongly resets content of that form field.

It may take a few minutes to propagate the change. After some delay (15-60 minutes?) check your domain at https://intodns.com , https://dnschecker.org/#A/ or similar to see if the change has already been propagated. Nameserver/DNS change may take around 24 hours to propagate on the internet. In the meantime you may visit your site also via proxies, for example proxy like http://anonymouse.org/anonwww.html

If you have any issue, please login the client area and submit a support ticket, mentioning steps you did.



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