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domain dns control with droplet and vanity nameservers

Hello,

Need some clarification. So far ive setup:

  • Debian12 droplet with hestiacp.
  • ive used the vanity nameserver setup.
  • All works well but im trying to figure out 2 things: – where do i actually control dns for the main domain i use as a server for hestiacp? I’m asking because wordpress isn’t sending out emails. mail/dkim is set in hestiacp but im guessing the vanity nameserver setup doesn’t allow me to use hestiacp DNS. – Now i’ve changed the nameservers for a second domainname. I changed them to ns1.myserverdomainname.com / ns2.myserverdomainname.com / ns3.myserverdomainname.com, just like i set the vanity nameservers with gluerecords per your guide. But theyre not being picked up. Should i wait longer or am i doing something wrong?

Point is: i really like to control dns for all my domains within HestiaCP.

Thanks in advance!


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Bobby Iliev
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May 14, 2024

Hi there,

Usually after making a DNS change, it can take up to 24 hours for the DNS to propagate over the Globe before you can see the new records.

If your domain names are loading as expected and serving your website’s content from the server, then this would indicate that you’ve configured your DNS correctly.

The emails not being sent, is most likely a separate issue from the DNS. For WordPress emails to work normally, I would suggest using an SMTP plugin rather than the default plain PHP mail. This will increase the deliverability of your emails a lot.

Also, you can try sending an email to this website here and then checking the report:

https://www.mail-tester.com/

It will provide you with some nice suggestions on the things that you can improve like adding a SPF record for example, eg:

v=spf1 a mx ip4:your_droplet_ip ~all

Also, note that for new accounts port 25 is closed by default, so if you are using port 25 it will not work:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/support/why-is-smtp-blocked/

Alternatively, you can use a free SMTP service like SendGrid with your WordPress SMTP plugin. That way you will not be affected by the SMTP block as described in the above guide.

Let me know how it goes!

Best,

Bobby

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