Using this interface, you will be able to select the nameserver software of your server. You can also use this to deactivate DNS services.
The function of Nameservers is to match the IP addresses to domain names. If an attempt is made by a visitor to locate a website hosted by your server, their computer will request a nameserver for the IP address of the domain that they intend to access. The IP address for the webserver will be returned by the nameserver which will direct the visitor to the appropriate page.
Records for your domain names must be published to nameservers so that the websites can be reached by your visitors. A communication takes place between these nameservers and the others so that the records of sites hosted by your server can be distributed. The total amount of time taken by a domain names’ DNS records to spread over the internet is known as the propagation period.
This is what happens when a user tries to visit your website. Let us consider the website to be www.example.com:
It is recommended that you do not activate the nameservers if you do not plan to use them.
It may take up to one week for a website’s record to propagate.
Perform the following steps to select the nameserver software for your server:
It is a requirement of MyDNS that external nameserver IP addresses are added to the resolv.conf file.
Using the steps in this document you will be able to configure the nameserver software for your server.