Hostname, ns1 and ns2 prefix on VPS?

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I am completely new to managing a VPS server, in a common way and I want to sign up for a VPS.

On the sign-up page, they requested me to fill in these fields:

Hostname ns1 and ns2 prefix.png

I don't know exactly what I should write into these inputs because they didn't add tips beside them on their sites.

For example how if I don't have or owning a domain name at domain register. what can I do in this step.

Can I add these into fields above such as

myvpsserver.example.com
or
6565689.example.com as hostname?

or instead of using ns1, ns2, can I use my custom dns

mydnsname56.example.com
mydnsname57.example.com

What is correct? does any one confirm me?
 

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Hi,
Domain name you have to register when you buying VPS or purchase if its not included in plan.

Hostname is name for your server not FQDN
how FQDN is build hostname.yourdomainname.TLD ex. myvpsserver.example.com or 6565689.example.com
DNS is NSprefix.yourdomain eg. ns1.example.com or mydnsname56.example.com



For your question what to write in this fields as they reqested
hostname: Your preferred hostname eg. myvpsserver or 6565689
NS1 prefix: ns1 or mydnsname56
NS2 prefix: ns2 or mydnsname57

Hope you have your answers
 
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You can use any custom DNS you want. However, you have to first create this. They are called Child Name Servers.

Log into your domain control panel and go the child name servers section and create minimum 2 childs. You can name them anything, even give them fancy names like alpha, bravo, primary etc.

Once your child name servers are created, put that in the field that your provider requires to setup your VPS. Like I said before, ensure these are created before hand because most providers actually create a reverse DNS PTR record for your name server which wont work if it doesn't exist.
 

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You can use anything it's just a local DNS label which you can change at any time.
 

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I would suggest getting a domain name before buying a vps. Unless you just plan on connecting to it via IP address you will need a domain name. If you are just going to connect via IP then you can put anything you want in these 3 fields.

I am completely new to managing a VPS server, in a common way and I want to sign up for a VPS.

On the sign-up page, they requested me to fill in these fields:

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I don't know exactly what I should write into these inputs because they didn't add tips beside them on their sites.

For example how if I don't have or owning a domain name at domain register. what can I do in this step.

Can I add these into fields above such as

myvpsserver.example.com
or
6565689.example.com as hostname?

or instead of using ns1, ns2, can I use my custom dns

mydnsname56.example.com
mydnsname57.example.com

What is correct? does any one confirm me?
 

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I removed these options from our VPS ordering process as it was confusing customers. We now just ask for a host name from the client after ordering is complete.
We used to get many tickets almost exactly the same as the OP's post.
 

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Exactly, as beginners to web hosting, they will not know how to setup ns1, ns2 or what hostname is...etc but it also is confused if you don't show these options to customers. They will have to ask you back for these information or you must ask them.
 

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Exactly, I didn't know about ns1, ns2 when firstly signed up a VPS. But what will happen if I don't fill these on your form? Will you provide that for your customers?
 
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That is a WHMCS thing it does nothing when you server is provisioned at all. We have removed this from our order page a long time ago for exact situations like this. You can put junk in there it wont ever matter. The host name is what matters and the root password bot of this data will transfer to your VPS and be part of its provisioning. The ns1 ns2 is a joke and any good host would remove this from the order process to make it easy for customers just like you.
 

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It can be quite funny to see what names customers do come up with a recent order was requested with the hostname: rainbowpony.somedomain.com :D
Only the hostname is needed which we always ask for and explain what it is in the most non technical way possible.
 

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Its irrelevant to the setup of a VPS. Just need the hostname.
We have removed it since we started getting such questions. Now it only asks for hostname
 
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This is all only for your reference when it comes to ordering VPS from providers who use WHMCS. Most providers will hide these fields to avoid confusion. The hostname is generally required and how you would prefer to reference the service via the billing panel/control panel. Most will configure the hostname as an FQDN (ex. server1.yourdomain.com).
 
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