How to point your Domain Name to the ViUX Network in DNS
Posted by J.T. Smith on 25 December 2014 11:25 PM
Upon ordering any ViUX Hosting service, you should have gotten an Email from us entitled "ViUX Notice: CloudFlare.com Account CREATED" and another directly from CloudFlare.com entitled "Welcome to CloudFlare, in partnership with ViUX". These Emails direct you in using the highly recommended and FREE CloudFlare DNS service for your Domains Name(s) / Website(s) as Hosted by ViUX... CloudFlare makes your Website faster and more secure!
Alternatively, you can allow ViUX to also handle your DNS directly, via our direct DNS Name Servers of: NS1.ViUX.COM @ 22.214.171.124 & NS2.ViUX.COM @ 126.96.36.199. Or still further, you also have the option of using any desired third party DNS provider, including your Domain Registrar - by just pointing your Domain's DNS (A) record to the IP Address for your Website on the ViUX Network.
Each of these three DNS options are explained in full below...
CloudFlare protects and accelerates any Website... Once your Website is using CloudFlare DNS, its Web traffic is routed through an intelligent global network that automatically optimizes the delivery of your Web pages - so your visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance. CloudFlare also blocks threats and limits abusive bots and crawlers from wasting your bandwidth and server resources... The result: CloudFlare-powered Websites see a significant improvement in performance and a decrease in both spam and attacks.
To make use of CloudFlare DNS, please find the Email sent directly from CloudFlare.com with the subject of: "Welcome to CloudFlare, in partnership with ViUX" - and follow the directions therein to "Claim your CloudFlare password" and then login to get things setup. If you have any questions or encounter any issues, please submit a Support Ticket at: https://support.viux.com/index.php?/Tickets/Submit - and we will aid as needed in getting everything setup and working quickly.
To allow ViUX to handle your DNS directly, just update your Domain Name(s) at the Domain Registrar to make use of our DNS Name Servers...
NS1.ViUX.COM @ 188.8.131.52
Once your Domain Name is live on our DNS Name Servers (above), DNS is then controlled in the main ViUX Control Panel at: https://hsp.viux.com/cp/ - login using your Email Address and Password as configured during the order / checkout process.
– Upon login click the [DNS] tab, followed by clicking your listed Domain Name.
– Then click the second (inner) [DNS] tab beside the [Summary] tab, as seen in the below image.
– On the resulting page, click the [DNS Records] button just below the second (inner) [DNS] tab.
– This will show the DNS Zone and all DNS Records for your Domain Name. You can add new records via the [Add New DNS Record] button; and you can edit existing records by clicking that record and making any desired changes. On the resulting page, click the [DNS Records] button just below the second (inner) [DNS] tab.
Other (Third Party) DNS::
You are also free to use any third party DNS provider that you chose, including your Domain Registrar or any others. In all such cases, just point the DNS (A) record for each service to the IP Address for that service on the ViUX Network, such as: Web; Database; DNS; etc...
You can find the related IP Addresses on the DNS Zone / Records page as detailed in the "ViUX DNS" section above. You can also find the same on the main [Websites] tab.