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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    The Moon

    Question VPS with DNS problems!

    Iím having a lot of uptime and downtime since I have this VPS. The VPS itself is online 100%, how do I know, because each time when site go down I went and login into my VM control panel and its shown online in green colored.

    Once or twice a day I would receive this notice below from support at and thatís where my domain is hosted;

    [ipcheck]Problem with DNS setup on
    IMPORTANT: Do not ignore this email.

    The hostname ( resolves to It should
    resolve to Please be sure that the contents of
    /etc/hosts are configured correctly, and also that there is a
    correct 'A' entry for the domain in the zone file.

    Some or all of these problems can be caused by /etc/resolv.conf
    being setup incorrectly. Please check that file if you believe
    everything else is correct.

    You may be able to automatically correct this problem by using the
    'Add an A entry for your hostname' option under 'Dns Functions' in
    your Web Host Manager.
    What is wrong and how can I fix it, can anyone help?
    Thank you in advance.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Ontario Canada
    If you are using your primary domain as the hostname, it needs to be pointed to the main server IP. What is recommended is using a sub-domain of your domain:

    If you are hosting said domain on your VPS, go into your cPanel of the hosted account and add an A entry for the sub-domain and add the main server IP. This should correct that warning.

    As far as DNS issues go, they would not cause resolving errors with your nameservers. Make sure your nameservers are registered at your registrar and that you create the proper sub-domains just like the hostname as described above.

    Also, do not setup the nameservers and hostname in the WHM Zone file, as they should be setup in the cPanel account of the domain you are using IF it is hosted on the same VPS.
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