Rackspace Cloud Essentials - What Are Your Name Servers?
By now, you have built your server, made it secure, and uploaded content to your server. The last step in the First 48 Hour Essentials is to configure your DNS so the rest of the Internet knows where to find your site.
The most commonly asked DNS question is about our name servers. Name servers store the internet directory information that connects your domain name to your website and email hosting. Essentially, name servers tell the internet where to find your website and where to deliver your email. Our name servers are:
If you have a domain that you have already registered and you want to host it from your Rackspace Cloud Server, you will need to go to the domain registrar and set our name servers for the domain. This DNS change will take a variable amount of time to propagate to the Internet from your domain registrar, but usually not more than 24 hours.
If you're unsure of your current name servers, a WHOIS search can help you determine which name servers are currently assigned to your domain name. Whenever you change your hosting service provider, the name server information for your domain must be updated to reflect that your site is now being served by a different IP address.
In the next article we'll go into more detail on the process for Transferring Your Domain to be Served From the Rackspace Cloud.
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