Hostens Nameserver | (DNS) Servers, Registered, Setup

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Know about Hostens Nameserver by reading this guide. From creating nameservers to managing nameservers, all the required details are given here step-by-step for your reference.


What are nameservers?

Nameservers are created to connect URLs with the IP addresses when a user checks for a domain in the web browser. Thus, anybody can easily find a website without entering the IP address.


How to Change Your Nameservers?

If your domain is registered with Hostens, default nameservers will be created automatically. But if you want to change your nameserver for the domain, then read the steps mentioned here.

  • By clicking this link you can enter the Hostens website
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  • On the dashboard, choose the Domain tab
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  • Then click on Manage Nameservers which can be seen under the table given on the screen
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  • You can now choose between selecting default nameservers or can create custom servers
  • You can make all the changes to the nameservers here and click on Save.
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How Do I Find My Domain Nameservers?

To check on the Hostens Nameserver for your domain, you must first log in to your account o Hostens. Then go to Domains and select the domain name to see the name servers for that particular domain.

Find the Hostens Nameserver tab under manage nameservers. You can see the nameservers for your domain that has been set.


How To Check DNS Records Of A Domain?

The best way to check the DNS records of a domain is by using a terminal. You must use the command nslookup. You can use this command on a majority of the operating system like Windows, Linux, macOS, etc. Here you can discover different commands to check different DNS records of a domain you have created.

Below the domain name, hostens.com is used to recognize quickly. Access the terminal window.  Type the command nslookup – type=A hosten.com. This command line is to check the A record of your domain. The output will look like the following:

Now if you enter the command line nslookup hostens.com you will get the below output.

To check for the NS record you can type the command as nslookup –type-NS hostens.com. The output of this command will look as follows:

Similarly, you can check the MX record by typing the command nslookup –type –MX hostens.com and the com, and nslookup –type-CNAME hostens.com to lookup the CNAME DNS record.

Moreover, to check the TST record you can enter the command line as nslookup –type=TXT hostens.com. There are many other online tools like DNS records, DNSChecker.org, etc which can be used to check the DNS records.


How To Create Private Nameservers?

Private Hostens Nameserver is linked with a single domain name. It is more personalized and the domain name will only have the name you want. To create private nameservers follow the steps given here.

  • Access the client area by entering the username and password
  • Click on Services which can be seen on the left side
  • Under Services click on DNS followed by DNS Manager
  • Now click on the domain name for which you want to create a private nameserver
  • Press on Add a new record in the A record section
  • You must enter the subdomains for your domain
  • Click on Submit
  • After you finish changing or add a new private nameserver, you must add the domain to your cPanel account
  • Select the DNS Manager option again and click on the domain you added just now. Then click on the Edit button next to the NS records.
  • Enter the new nameserver you created and click on Submit ( remember to do the same for the second nameserver too.

How to Create a Nameserver With Your Domain?

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  • Now add the domain to VPS. The procedure to do this depends on the operating system. You can check this link for reference.
  • Click on Services followed by the DNS
  • Select DNS Manager
  • Now click on Add Domain
  • Enter the domain for creating the nameserver. Make sure to enter the IP address too
  • Select Use Premade DNS template from the three options given
  • Click on Submit
  • Now you must go back to the DNS manager section and click on the added domain name
  • Click on Add new record on the A records section
  • Now in the Name field, enter the subdomain. Example, ns1. In the content, field add Hostens first nameserver’s IP address
  • Click on Submit button
  • When the changes have been made you can use the subdomains you create as your nameservers for other domains.
  • Add the subdomain with your current registrar(if not hostens)
  • Now click on the DNS manager section again click on DNS Manager
  • Add another domain and in the NS records section click on the Edit button
  • Enter the nameserver you created in the content field
  • Click on Submit

Repeat the same process for the second nameserver as well. You will have to wait for a few hours for the propagation to happen.


FAQs

How Do I Check If a Nameserver is Registered?

Log in to your account and click on the Domain menu. Choose Advanced tools and click on Register a nameserver. When you scroll down you can check the status of a nameserver.

How long Does It Take For Nameservers to Update?

It might take up to a day to 48 hours.

How Do I Flush My DNS Cache?

Select All Programs – Click on Accessories. Then choose Command Prompt and run ipconfig/flushdn in the line interface. Once the cache is cleared, you will receive a confirmation message.


Conclusion

The Hostens Nameserver team is always there to help you with any queries. Moreover, you can choose from a variety of hosting plans through Hostens.

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