Setting up DNS / Nameservers Novice Questions

I’ve been playing with setting up test sites since yesterday and I finally got it to work today but I don’t know if I fully understand everything so if someone could answer some noob questions I’d be grateful.

I’m using CentOS and VistaCP as a panel. My name registrar is Hover.

  1. I set the name servers on Hover to and then I went to networking on DO and added a domain – that seems to work – is that all I need to do? Also is that the best way to set things up?

  2. When installing VistaCP every tutorial says to change the name servers to but after doing that I never used that anywhere in any of the configurations that worked – what is this for?

  3. Hover allows people to set up A records. My first failed attempts I was trying to set the @ A and * A record to the public IP of the droplet – that didn’t seem to work. Should this be left as default or should I change it to the public IP of the droplet?

  4. Hover has something called Glue Records which allow you to create name servers based on your domain and associate them to an IP. In another failed attempt I figured this would be where the entries would go – should I be entering these here?

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Hi, you can setup your nameservers through a-records in your domain panel. you need to create only a-records to point your hosting IPs. for example :- your name is and you want to setup and then go to domain panel and in the dns management area, go to a-records section and click on Add A RECORD button and a new field will open where you find HOST NAME, DESTINATION IP and TTL.

In the host name, you will put ns1 and in the DESTINATION IP field, you will put your server IP and now save.Now, you have to wait minimum 48 hours for name server’s propagations. if you need more help then visit:- create your own white label nameservers

If you are using digitalocean nameservers, then you would set all of your A records, Cnames, etc in DigitalOcean rather tahn using Hover.

If you want to use Hover for handling DNS, you need to set your domains to use Hover.

Personally, I use DigitalOcean DNS because most of my clients have their own domain registrations, so I just have to set their domain to use DigitalOcean, then I do not have to mess with their Registrar accounts anymore…their DNS settings are all in one handy place in my DigitalOcean account.

However, Hover DNS will work just as well as DigitalOcean DNS.