Create Name Server on VPS

February 28, 2015 3.7k views

Hi, I'm practicing on this server . my question is : how can create my own "name server" as and .

I have installed zpanel on ubuntu 12.04 , Vps 512MB, 20Gb , 1tb

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    ~ $ sudo apt-get update
    ~ $ sudo apt-get install dropbear
    ~ $ sudo nano /etc/default/dropbear

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Find a piece of software that does what you require, install and configure it with the help of documentation. BIND9 seems to be the most popular option at the moment. A tutorial can be found at

by Justin Ellingwood
Bind, the most popular DNS server, is used as the backbone of much of the world's DNS system. In this guide, we will discuss how to configure a pair of DNS servers to act as master and slave authoritative-only DNS servers for your domains. We will be demonstrating this on Ubuntu 14.04.
  • You need to have 2 servers ? , What I can not do with one?

  • At least 2 nameservers are recommended for failover purposes as DNS is designed to be a high availability service.

  • understand , and without these "NS" I can use ZPanel to host websites with separate domains ?.
    New Domains, DNS should they target? the NS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM and NS2.DIGITALOCEAN.COM

  • Yes, using DigitalOcean nameservers just means you have to update the records from within the DigitalOcean panel.

and record type use? I used the A with value and my ip.
Example: Record Type: A

  • why do you require NS servers? do you want to start a hosting business? I fully recommend you to pay a plan with Cloudflare and manage your NS servers there. Also you can use theirs for free with a free plan only difference is you don't use your own domain name but not a big deal.

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