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How to create custom Nameservers with your domain

In case you want to configure "Glue Records" and generate alternative NS to dns3.swhosting.com and dns4.swhosting.com or another DNS, you must follow the following steps: 1. Register or transfer a domain to SWHosting. Remember that the doma (...)

How to configure the DNS servers (Nameservers) of my domain.

For your domain to use SWHosting's DNS servers and point to your Web Hosting, you must follow the following steps: In the search engine at the top left of your SWPanel type the name of your service. Once it appears in the search engine, you must c (...)

Modify 'hosts' file on Windows, Mac and Linux

In occasions when performing a migration, as well as in other circumstances, you will need to check the web content hosted with us, but keeping the server that your domain name is currently pointing to. This allows you to see that everything is worki (...)

Consult or modify PTR record

A PTR record allows reverse resolution, i.e. converting an IP to a host name, unlike the A record which converts from domain to IP. It is usual that to avoid fraud and spam, mail servers check that the IP that sends the mail has a PTR record. By defa (...)

Manage DNS records

SWPanel allows you to easily manage the DNS records associated with your service. To begin, access the dashboard of the service for which you need to manage DNS records. Enter the name of the service in the search field at the top and click: Next, g (...)

Basic concepts about domains and DNS records

What are DNS? From the moment a user types a domain in his browser, a series of internal requests are executed that end up translating the domain name into an IP address, which is the address of the server that hosts the web page. To have an IP addre (...)

External DNS configuration

What should I do to keep a domain in SW Hosting but point it to another service provider? To keep a domain in SW Hosting but point it to another service provider, it is necessary to change the DNS name servers (or "hostnames") of the domain (...)

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