All About Nameservers
Posted by on 30 October 2013 12:18 PM
What is a nameserver?
A nameserver (sometimes called a DNS server) is what translates a domain name or computer hostname to an IP address, which is a numeric pointer that identifies a computer on the Internet. Each computer/server/etc. has an IP address that looks like four numbers separated by a dot:
Instead of needing to remember all those numbers for your favorite websites, we use the DNS (domain name system) to translate domain names into IP addresses. The Nameserver is the part of the DNS system that translates all that information.
What are my nameservers?
Many customers prefer to use private nameservers, like ns1.theirdomain.com and ns2.theirdomain.com. Private nameservers like this should be made on VPS and Dedicated servers using the IPs of the server.
We also have a DNS cluster set up for all shared server plans:
You will need to register your nameservers with the registrar where you purchased the domain, if it was not SEO Web Hosting.
Point Your Nameserver to Another Host
If you registered your domain name at SEO Webhosting you can login to the Client Area (https://billing.seowebhosting.net/clientarea.php) and follow these steps:
Note: enter the nameserver in the format of ns1.example.com. You do not need to use the Register a Nameserver function.