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It is necessary to host your business website if you want to enhance the traffic to your business through the internet. Without hosting, there is no actual use in creating a business website. So, you must always pick a suitable web hosting service provider to host your website online.


What are Vultr Nameservers?

When a domain is registered, nameservers need to be created for the domain for the web search. The nameservers created by the Vultr registrar are called Vultr Nameservers.

Examples of Vultr Nameservers are ns1.vultr.com, ns2.vultr.com. Nameservers are very important since it required for directing traffic on the internet.


How Do I Point my Domain to Vultr?

To point your domain registered with another registrar to Vultr, you must follow the steps given here.

  • Log in to the Vultr account
  • Select the DNS tab
  • Click on Add Domain option
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  • Now you can enter the domain name
  • Enter the default IP address
  • Click on Add button
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  • Now to add the DNS records, you must click on A record. You will also have the options MX  records, NS records, and a CNAME
  • Fill the values in the fields required and click on + sign in the column named Action
  • You do not have to make changes in the TTL field
  • Now log in to the account of your current registrar
  • Click on the Domain section and select the domain name
  • Change the nameservers for that domain to the primary and secondary nameservers of Vultr.

How to Create your MX Records in Vultr Nameserver?

To create your MX records in Vultr, you have to go through the same process as mentioned above. Only a change is in the selection of the DNS records.

  • Visit the website of Vultr
  • Log in to the Vultr account
  • Select the DNS tab
  • Click on Add Domain option
  • Now you can enter the domain name
  • Enter the default IP address
  • Click on Add button
  • Now to add the DNS records. Click on DNS settings
  • Click on MX records and fill the values in the fields required and click Add
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How to Set up Dynamic DNS in Vultr?

In case you are not using the DNS of the Vultr service, you can follow the guideline mentioned here to set up the Dynamic DNS in Vultr.

  • After setting up the DNS service, you must click on Services
  • From the drop-down menu select the DNS management
  • Click on the Domain Name
  • You can now see all the details regarding your DNS records like A record, MX record, CNAME, etc.
  • Note down all the details of these records as you you need them later

The next step is to install the necessary tools and it required Python 3. If python 3 is not installed then you can check the details for it in the following link, under the section installing the required tools.

You must then download the Dynamic DNS client and use GUIT to clone the repository that includes the python DDNS client. After that you must run the command – git clone https://github.com/andyjsmith/Vultr-Dynamic – DNS.git vultrddns && cd vultrddns.

You must configure the tool for your servers and must test the same. All the detailed guidelines regarding this can be found on the website of Vultr.


How to Configure DNS on Vultr Nameservers?

To configure the DNS of your domain on Vultr, you must first log in to the client are of Vultr and then follow the guidelines stated below.

  • Select the Domains Tab
  • Then select the Domain name for which you want to configure the DNS
  • Find the DNS management section and click on it
  • Now you can see all the DNS records like A record, MX record, CNAME
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  • You can make the changes here on the record fields

How to Add Custom Domain Name to Vultr Nameservers?

Follow the below steps to add a domain name to Vultr.

  • Log in to the client area of Vultr
  • On the dashboard, you can see the DNS option. Click on it
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  • Click on the Add button
  • Add the name of your Domain in the field provided and enter the IP address
  • Click on Add button
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  • You must enter the Vultr nameserver details in your domain managing panel

FAQs

Why Do You Change Nameservers?

When a nameserver is changed, there will be a change in the hosting server for your website. So, people change the nameservers when they want to host their website through another web hosting service provider.

Should I Use Custom Nameservers?

It is not compulsory to use custom nameservers for your domain. But if you have custom nameservers it will benefit you for your business or reseller hosting.

Do Changing Nameservers Cause Downtime?

If both sets of nameservers are set to the same records, then there will be no downtime.

How Many Names Servers Should I have?

You should have two nameservers for each domain you have.


Conclusion

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