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Help a newbie out here please

  • Posted February 23, 2019
  • DNS

hi everyone i recently installed a whm/cpanel on my droplet. one of the procedures for installing whm/cpanel on a vps is having a valid hostname. so i purchased and registered a domain name using name cheap registars. i also pointed my recently purchased domain name to the same droplet containg my licensed whm/cpanel its been 24 hours and i think my domain name is sucessfully pointed to digital, ocean,s name servers my problem is how to i get a valid hostname and how do i edit the dns records on the domain i ve added on the droplet. pls advice thanks

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I have not done this myself, but here is a video with the setup … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxErtF9KEpU

hope it helps

A valid hostname would be something like this if your domain name is example.com: server.example.com. Then you get on the DO DNS management screen and add an A record whose name is ‘server’ and the value as your droplet IP.

Once that’s done, go to WHM -> Hostname and enter server.example.com. That’s it.

Cheers