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how to configure dns server on websitepanel

How to Configure DNS Server On WebSitePanel
Referring to: How to Install SmarterMail and Configure Windows Firewall on WebSitePanel

Step 6: Setting Up DNS

While WebsitePanel allows you to manage DNS for each domain hosted on your server, you’ll still need to set up your primary and secondary name servers within Windows DNS (this article assumes, of course, that you are going to use Windows DNS on the box, and not a third-party DNS service, etc.).

1. Click the Windows Start button then navigate to Administrative Tools > DNS.

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2. When DNS Manager appears, you’ll see your server’s name on the left window pane. Click the node next to your server name to expand the options.

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3. Then click on “Forward Lookup Zones.”

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4. Click on the “Action” menu, then select “New Zone.”

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5. The “New Zone Wizard” will appear. Click “Next.”

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6. Select “Primary zone,” then click “Next.”

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7. For Zone name, enter your domain name. Then click “Next.”

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8. Select “Create a new file with this file name,” then click “Next.”

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9. Unless you are familiar with Dynamic Updates, you’ll want to select “Do not allow dynamic updates”; then click “Next.”

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10. On the completion page, click “Finish.”

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11. You will now see your domain listed on the main window pane. Double-click your domain.

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12. Next, on a blank area on the main window pane, right-click your mouse, then select “New Host (A or AAAA)…”

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13. On the “New Host” dialog box, enter “ns1” for the “Name” field. On the IP address field, enter in the IP address you want to use for the primary name server, then click “Add Host.”

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14. You’ll get a confirmation box letting you know that the host record was successfully created. Click “OK.”

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15. For your next host record, enter in “ns2” for the Name field. For IP address, enter in the IP address you want to use for the secondary name server, then click “Add Host.”

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16. Again, you’ll be prompted with a confirmation box. Click “OK”
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You are now done with the “New Host” dialog box. Click “Done.”

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17. Double click on the Start of Authority (SOA) record.

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18. For the “Primary server” field, enter the primary name server that you created on step 13, above. For example: “ns1.developernirvana.com” (without quotations). Then click “Apply.”

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19. Next, click the “Name Servers” tab.

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20. Select the existing name listed in the “Name servers” box, then click “Remove.”

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21. Then, click “Add…”

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22. On the “FQDN” field, enter your domain name with “ns1.“ as the prefix. So, if your domain is developernirvana.com, you would enter ns1.developernirvna.com. Then click “Resolve.”

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Then click “OK.”

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23. Click “Add…” again to add another FQDN.

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24. Enter your domain name with “ns2.“ as the prefix, then click “Resolve.”

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Click “OK.”

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25. You’re now finished with setting up your name servers.

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(This post was last modified: 10-11-2011, 04:16 PM by UltratechHost.)

Dinesh Kumar Mohanty
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Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

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