DNS implementation

Our structure allows you to choose whether you make use of our name servers or run your own name servers on the VPS. On our form you will find all five options regarding the configuration of your DNS.

1. I already manage my DNS externally

If you choose this option you can point your domain names to the IP address of your VPS via the interface of an external party.

2. I want to set up my own master DNS server for my own two IP addresses

In this case you manage your own DNS server on your own virtual server(s). You can do this on the virtual servers on which the sites are running or on special DNS virtual servers.

3. Create a separate DNS management account

With this option you have access to a web-based tool (Poweradmin) with which you can configure our name servers. This solution is used for specific complex situations.

In this case you always use our name server names.

I want to use your DNS cluster...

In this configuration our name servers will forward the request to your VPS.

This is done by turning the name servers that are present on your VPS into a so-called 'hidden master' of our name servers. This means that changes made to the DNS configuration of the VPS via the control panel or the BIND program are automatically passed along to our name servers.

The advantage of using our name servers is that we have an existing setup with 3 nodes, and registering a domain name is usually conditional on having more than one. For the name server name, you can use either the standard CloudVPS name server names or your own names.

Please note that you must submit a request to us for every VPS so we can link them to our DNS cluster.

4. ...with CloudVPS name server names

We use the following name server names:

ns1.cloudvps.com ns2.cloudvps.com ns3.cloudvps.com

Once the virtual servers are registered with our DNS cluster, the relevant domain names can be configured via these name server names.

If you want to make use of this option, send a mail to support (or request this on the order form), so we can establish the link to our DNS cluster.

See DNS_hiddenmaster for more technical information about the implementation.

5. ...with our name server names

If you want to use your own name, choose 3 name server names. We use the following format: <description>.<domain name>.<extension>
For example:

ns1.yourdomainname.nl
ns2.yourdomainname.nl
ns3.yourdomainname.nl

Then let us know these name server names so we can configure them on our DNS servers.
The domain name (yourdomainname.nl in our example) must always be under your control, because it must point to the IP addresses of our servers.

Our name servers have the following Hostnames/IPv4/IPv6 addresses:

NS1: ns1.cloudvps.com, 194.60.207.54, 2a02:348:28:cf36::1
NS2: ns2.cloudvps.com, 194.60.207.55, 2a02:348:28:cf37::1
NS3: ns3.cloudvps.com, 79.170.92.6, 2a02:348:29:5c06::1

(be sure NOT to add these to your own VPS, otherwise your VPS will no longer be able to reach our name servers)


Now all your other domain names can be configured by making use of the name server names you have selected.

If you want to make use of this option, send an e-mail to support (or request this on the order form), so we can establish the link to our DNS cluster.

See DNS_hiddenmaster for more technical information about the implementation.

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