What is a Domain Name Server (DNS)?
A Domain Name Server refers to a system that can be used to maintain a directory of domain names and instantly translate those domain names into Internet Protocol addresses. Frankly speaking, a Domain Name Server system is a must necessary, because the domain names (e.g., Domain.com) are easier for people to remember instead of IP addresses.
DNS is a protocol used to exchange data between Internet and private networks, or you can call it as the TCP/IP protocol suite. No matter whether you’re browsing a website or sending an email, the DNS is there to help you translate the domain name you’re trying to connect.
How to change a Domain Name Server?
For most of personal bloggers or small business website owners, they are not familiar what is a Domain Name Server or not very sure how to change a Domain Name Server. As a matter of fact, if you’ve touched the Internet, you’ve probably used the Domain Name System (DNS) without realizing it.
Generally speaking, you have 2 options to edit the DNS: 1st, you can change the Domain Name Server with your domain name registrar; 2nd, if you’ve pointed the Nameservers to your hosting provider, then you can login your hosting control panel to edit the DNS. And here I’d like to give you an example about how to change the DNS with using HostGator control panel, because our website is currently hosted by those guys.
- 1st, please login your billing account via “https://portal.hostgator.com/login” and access the cPanel hosting control panel.
- 2nd, go to “Simple DNS Zone Editor” under “Domains”, then select the domain name you want to edit.
- 3rd, once you’ve selected the domain name, there are 2 text lines will be displayed as blow: Add an A Record and Add a CNAME Record.
- 4th, just enter your domain “A Record” or “CNAME Record” in the text line, that’s it!
Note: If you’re not familiar with how to edit DNS, please don’t hesitate to contact your hosting providers to get an assistance. Once you’ve entered a wrong domain “A Record” or “CNAME Record”, your website is probably not working absolutely.
What are the Domain Name Servers of Arvixe?
Indeed, we have a small website hosted by Arvixe web solutions currently. Our website is hosted on their Linux Personal Class web hosting server and the price is $7.00 a month, or $4.00/mo for 2 years billing contract. When you open a new hosting account with Arvixe web service, you’ll receive an email notification with your account details. Please aware the billing account admin panel is not same as their hosting control panel. Their Linux accounts are using cPanel and I guess most of the webmasters should be familiar with it.
In order to edit your DNS, you’ve to access your billing account via its homepage, then login your cPanel control panel via your billing account.
At present, Arvixe web solutions are offering many different Domain Name Servers for different web hosting types. To check all of their Domain Name Servers, you can visit this website “Who.is”. If you’ve forgotten your DNS, just feel free to contact their support team to look up for you – Their support team are available around the clock and you can easily contact them via online live chat, phone or email. Most of the simple issues can be resolved instantly via their live chat operators, for those terrible problems, you need to open a ticket to contact their senior technicians to get a help.
What are the Domain Name Servers of Bluehost?
Bluehost is awarded as the winner of best web hosting solution on our review website. This company is a unique web host dedicated to providing high quality Linux-based web hosting services to customers at affordable prices.
Bluehost also adopts cPanel as its hosting control panel on all of its web servers. The company always offered only one single but powerful Linux shared web hosting plan to webmasters previously, now it also provides reseller hosting and dedicated servers to medium-sized and enterprise-level clients.
Bluehost accepts multiple paid gateways such as Credit Cards, PayPal and Bank Wiring. And when you open a new hosting account with Bluehost, you’ll also receive an email notification with your hosting account information. Because Bluehost also offers cPanel on its web servers, so you can follow the guidance above to change your DNS if needed. Of course, you’re also able to contact their support team to get a help easily via their online live chat operators if you’re not familiar with DNS modification.
What are the Domain Name Servers of HostGator?
HostGator is one of the largest domain name hosting companies on the planet. At present, approximately 9.5 million domain names and separated websites are under their management. The company was founded by Brent Oxley in 2002, and headquartered in Houston, Texas, United States.
As a leading provider of web hosting business, HostGator has established itself as a household corporation across the United States during a very short period. Because HostGator serves such a huge amount of clients, it has created lots of different Domain Name Serves mapped to its different web hosting services.
What are the Domain Name Servers of Westhost?
Westhost is a famous web host owned by UK2.NET Group. The company was founded by Brian Chambers in 1998, and headquartered in Providence, Utah, USA. Besides Westhost, UK2.NET also owns many other famous web hosting brands such as midPhase, 100TB, VPS.NET, ANHosting, etc.
Unlike many other web hosts always create a set of different Domain Name Servers, Westhost only offers a couple of Name Servers as below.