DNS - Name Servers

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Name Server information

  • Here is the Name Server information you need if you are registering a domain that we will host on our servers, or if you are switching a domain over to our servers.
Windows/ColdFusion/Railo on Windows Platforms:
Primary Name Server:
NS1.HOSTEK.COM
198.41.223.16 (if needed)

Secondary Name Server:
NS2.HOSTEK.COM
198.41.222.19  (if needed)


Linux/ColdFusion on Linux/Railo on Linux Platforms:
Primary Name Server:
NS3.HOSTEK.COM
173.245.58.12 (if needed)

Secondary Name Server:
NS4.HOSTEK.COM
173.245.59.13 (if needed)

Name Server information (Resellers)

  • If you are a reseller and want to provide your customers an alternate white label DNS, use this information, or create your own Name Servers as mirrors of either set.

**Windows/ColdFusion/Railo on Windows Platforms:

Primary Name Server:
NS1.EZHOSTINGSERVER.COM
198.41.223.16 (if needed)

Secondary Name Server:
NS2.EZHOSTINGSERVER.COM
198.41.222.19 (if needed)

**Linux Resellers on a VPS:

Primary Name Server:
NS7.EZHOSTINGSERVER.COM
198.41.222.18 (if needed)

Secondary Name Server:
NS8.EZHOSTINGSERVER.COM
198.41.223.18 (if needed)

**All Linux/ColdFusion on Linux/Railo on Linux Platforms set up before 07/15/2013:

Primary Name Server:
NS3.EZHOSTINGSERVER.COM
173.245.58.12 (if needed)


Secondary Name Server:
NS4.EZHOSTINGSERVER.COM
173.245.59.13 (if needed)

Updating Name Servers for Domain registered with Hostek.com

  1. Log into your billing control panel at http://cp.hostek.com.
  2. You will then click Domains at the top and choose My Domains.
  3. Next to the domain you wish to update the name servers for click "Manage Domain"
  4. First you will need to disable the Registrar Lock through the Registrar Lock tab
  5. Select the Nameservers tab, and update the DNS/Nameservers to the appropriate ones and click "Change Name servers".
  6. Once this has been changed, go back and enable the Registrar lock again.
  7. The propagation of new name servers can take up to 24 hours to fully propagate.

Pointing a domain registered at another registrar to Hostek.com

  1. You would first need to review your New Account Information Email to view the correct Name Servers for your hosting package
  2. You could also refer to this WIKI based on the package/nameservers above.
  3. Once you have the correct nameservers you will need to update them at your current registrar.
  4. You will need to login. unlock your domain name and update the DNS/Nameservers to the appropriate ones.
  5. If you cannot find where to do this at your current registrar please contact them and have them do it for you.


Updating Name Servers at other registrars - Video Tutorials

How to update the name servers at 000domains.com

How to update the name servers at 123-reg.co.uk

How to update the name servers at 1and1.com

How to update the name servers at domainsite.com

How to update the name servers at dotster.com

How to update the name servers at dynadot.com

How to update the name servers at enom.com

How to update the name servers at godaddy.com

How to update the name servers at itsyourdomain.com

How to update the name servers at melbourneit.com.au

How to update the name servers at namebargain.com

How to update the name servers at namecheap.com

How to update the name servers at netfirms.ca

How to update the name servers at networksolutions.com

How to update the name servers at opensrs.com

How to update the name servers at registerfly.com

How to update the name servers at register.com

How to update the name servers at stargate.com

Creating Custom Name Servers at other registrars - Video Tutorials

Creating private name servers at 000domains.com

Creating private name servers at 123-reg.co.uk

Creating private name servers at 1and1.com

Creating private name servers at domainsite.com

Creating private name servers at dotster.com

Creating private name servers at dynadot.com

Creating private name servers at enom.com

Creating private name servers at godaddy.com

Creating private name servers at itsyourdomain.com

Creating private name servers at melbourneit.com.au

Creating private name servers at namebargain.com

Creating private name servers at namecheap.com

Creating private name servers at netfirms.ca

Creating private name servers at networksolutions.com

Creating private name servers at opensrs.com

Creating private name servers at registerfly.com

Creating private name servers at register.com

Creating private name servers at stargate.com

Custom Name Servers for VPS

Cpanel VPS

The best practice is to add custom Name Servers before adding domains to your cpanel VPS.

  1. Set DNS A records for each of the name servers being created, NS1.yourdomain.com and NS2.yourdomain.com to use the VPS IP address.
  2. Login to the cpanel WebHost Manager usually http://your-server-ip:2086
  3. Click "Basic cPanel & WHM Setup" and scroll to the bottom to view/set the "Nameservers".
  4. If you have already added domains to your cpanel server, edit each DNS zone setting any and all references for name servers to your new Name Server records, (ns3.hostek.com & ns4.hostek.com changed to ns1.yourdomain.com & ns2.yourdomain.com).
  5. SSH into your cpanel VPS and run this script to update cpanel so it will recognize your new Name Servers.
    • /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/updatenameserverips
  6. Register your Name Servers with the Cpanel server IP Address, at your registrar.
  7. You can begin pointing domains hosted on your Cpanel VPS to use the custom Name Servers.


Windows VPS

All our Windows VPS (ColdFusion included) will be equipped by default with our WCP (windows control panel) which includes integration with two of our own Name Servers. This way you will not have to install the DNS service on your own VPS server, saving bandwidth, installation and management.

  1. Set DNS A records for each of the name servers being created, NS1.yourdomain.com and NS2.yourdomain.com use the IP Address for the DNS servers (Primary and Secondary) listed in the "Site Details" area of WCP. To find the IP Address for your primary and secondary reference our Name Server information.
  2. Register your Name Servers with the IP Address for the primary and secondary DNS server in step 1, at your registrar.
  3. You can begin pointing domains added through WCP to your custom Name Servers.

Updating Linux Primary and Secondary DNS Servers for Host Name Resolution

The articles above describe how to update the name server used by cPanel to store records for sites added through WHM. If you wish to adjust the nameservers used by Linux for domain/host name resolution, do the following:

  • SSH into the server
  • Issue this command:
    setup
  • Within the setup utility, navigate to Network configuration-->DNS configuration
  • Here you can update the Primary and Secondary DNS servers. After updating them, hit OK, the Save&Quit (you have to press the Tab key to move the cursor to the Save&Quit button)
  • Quit the setup utility.
  • IMPORTANT - At the command line, issue this command to ensure the network adapter reloads all IPs assigned to the server:
    /etc/init.d/ipaliases reload