Using nameservers with your own domain is a great advantage for reselling web hosting or managing your online business. It creates and helps promoting your brand’s image. Using Hostens prepared nameservers and “DNS Manager“, you can imitate your own nameservers for you or your client’s domains. Here are steps that will help you create nameserver for your own domain on shared hosting:
1. Set Hostens nameservers for domain
If the domain is registered at another registrar (not Hostens), please set the nameservers into Hostens at the current registrars system:
2. Add the domain into your web hosting package.
How to add the domain, you can see in this tutorial here.
Please take a note, that if you have ordered the package with this domain already and it is the main domain of your web hosting package, then you should skip the 2 step.
3. Open up your DNS Manager:
Login into the Client Area and go to the “DNS Manager“, which is found in the left side menu:
“Services” -> “DNS” -> “DNS Manager”
4. Press on your domain.
5. In the “A records” section, press on “Add new record”:
6. Create subdomains that will be used as nameservers:
In the line “Name” enter the subdomain for the domain, which will be used to as a first nameserver. For example, in the “Name” enter “ns1” and in the “Content” enter the Hostens first nameserver’s IP address (18.104.22.168 (ns1.hostens.com)):
After entering it, press the button “Submit“. Then do the same for the second subdomain, just in the “Content” enter Hostens second nameserver’s IP address (22.214.171.124 (ns2.hostens.com)).
After creating subdomains, wait for at least an hour for the changes to propagate.
7. Use created nameservers at your current registrar
After the changes will propagate, then you can use the created subdomains as your nameservers for other domains. Add the created subdomains on your current registrar and wait for the nameservers to change fully online. It usually takes 5-8 hours for nameservers to be changed, but in some instances can take up to 24 hours.
8. Add another domain into your cPanel account
After the nameservers of your domains are changed at the current registrar, add the domain into your cPanel account.
9. Change nameservers for domains in the DNS Manager
Go back into “DNS Manager“, press on the domain you just added. Then in the section “NS Records“, press “Edit“. In the line “Content“, enter the new nameserver you just created on step 6. Press submit and do the same for the second nameserver.
Wait for at least an hour to propagate and you will be able to check the addon domain’s nameservers. You should be getting the answer from the newly created nameservers.