old_expat - 6:57 am on Mar 2, 2013 (gmt 0)
I really need some help to know is I set up my nameservers for a new VPS, and whether I need to add another IP address.
A little background: I had a VPS at Old Hosting Company for 5 years. The support guys there were terrific.
Old HC set up the nameservers for me: ns1.***, ns2.***, ns3.***, ns4.***. All I did was add the nameservers to the domains at the domain registrar. (I had 4 or 5 IP addresses.)
Sadly, they went out of business. So I had to get a new hosting company.
New Hosting Company has a great reputation and seem to be okay, but they do nameservers completely differently.
New Hosting company gave instructions in the setup email:
"You need to create the following name servers at your registrar:
ns1.xxxx.com using IP xx.xxx.10.xxx
ns2.xxxx.com using IP xx.xxx.11.xxx"
I set up the nameservers by creating "A" records with the 2 ip addresses.
But I don't have full confidence in the nameservers created at the registrar. Also, my traffic is down about 30%.
I read somewehere that it's better to have at least 3 nameservers.
In fumbling around trying to understand what I need to do, I found dnsever.com. I set up an account and added all my domains and dnsever assinged me 3 nameservers:
ns24.dnsever.com >> xxx.xxx.xxx.24
ns69.dnsever.com >> xxx.xxx.xxx.69
ns98.dnsever.com >> xxx.xxx.xxx.98
I'm confused about how to use the 3 new nameservers.
Do I simply add ns24.dnsever.com, ns24.dnsever.com, & s24.dnsever.com to my domains at the registrar, or do I need to add those 3 IP addresses to an "A" Record somewhere?
Do I need to buy/rent another IP address?