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Hostname resolving to wrong IP

     
1:27 am on Mar 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I just went through initial setup for my new server yesterday in WHM and aparently entered the wrong resolver for my hostname.

Today I got a message from cPanel that says:

"The hostname (my.host.name) resolves to ##.##.##.85. It should resolve to ##.##.##.82. Please be sure to correct /etc/hosts as well as the 'A' entry in zone file for the domain."

In WHM (Accelerated 2) I confirmed in 'DNS Functions' >> 'Add an A Entry for your Hostname' that my A entry is correct (IP ending in .82), but I cannot find where to make the hostname resolve to the IP ending in .82 instead of the one ending in .85.

Can this be done through WHM? If not, can someone give me some really dumbed down instructions on how to correct this?
(I'm a complete server/linux newb!)

Thanks!
7:45 pm on Mar 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Is your domain registered with the company who supply your hosting. You might need to make some changes at your registrar.

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7:29 pm on Mar 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi Mack, thanks for the reply, but after some more exploration of WHM I was able to resolve this.

For future readers, the answer in WHM was to go to DNS Functions >> Edit DNS Zone and from there select my hostname and click Edit. I then found where the IP address is listed next to the "A" record type, changed the IP to the correct address and clicked Save. Voila, hostname and issue resolved.

Hope this helps someone in the future.
10:47 pm on Mar 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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bsbarker, thanks for reporting back with your fix. Glad you where able to get the matter resolved.

Mack.
 

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