How to setup DNS with kloxo

by Ruchira on September 23, 2010

If you dont know about how to install kloxo you may read this article first-


Configuring DNS is nasty job if you are newbie for linux. Installing Nginx is more easy than configuring DNS and other type of records like MX records for mail and C name records.

If you are newbie best thing is to install a nice control panel to manage your websites. In kloxo its very easy to setup DNS but lot of readers asked me to write about configuring DNS in kloxo. So this is it.

If you use kloxo for the first time and trying to add a domain in the kloxo panel you will get a massage like that regarding to add a DNS template first.


To add a DNS template click the link  and go to kloxo DNS templates page, Otherwise you can view DNS template page by navigating on the home page there is a Icon “DNS templates” How ever just open the DNS templates page which looks like this.


So here is sample of my DNS setup (Replace with your own domain name)

  • my domain is (Replace with your own domain name)
  • And I want to add 2 name servers, As NS1.YOURDOMAIN.COM and NS2.YOURDOMAIN.COM
  • You must setup name servers on your domain registrar first! And my domain registrar is godaddy and I have setup those 2 name servers on my godaddy control panel ( If your registrar is godaddy , all you need to add Host Names like this,
  • So i presume you have setup name servers with your registrar! So just add settings like this in your DNS template box on kloxo. You dont need to change that “web ipaddress”setting. Just edit YOURDOMAIN.COM with your own domain.


yes its simple like that! And you can add domains to the system after adding this DNS template’s and it will work! Kloxo is simple like that!

I'm Ruchira Sahan and all posts on this blog are completely my thoughts and writings. I love DIY and Technology. So feel free to contact me for anything about this blog and don't forget to add a comment if this blog helped you! Thanks
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  • Winglet

    Great stuff.
    Thanks for very useful text.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you winglet! :)

  • tommy

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  • fawad

    how i can setup for please give us tutorial

  • andy

    Thanks, very useful info on setting up name severs on Kloxo.

    One thing I haven’t been able to figure out is how to setup the name server using 2 ip addresses. One ip for ns1 and another for ns2.

    It seems the name server template assumes you’ll only have one ip address for both name servers.

    • andy

      Here’s the answer to my own question. I no expert so perhaps this is not correct.

      Just go into your name server template after creating it and edit ns2 to whatever ip address you wish to set for it.

      If you’ve already setup some domains, you’ll need to edit the dns setting for each one of them as well.

      • Ruchira

        Sorry for not replying! I cant give you any info about this now because I dont have kloxo running box currently to test! :(

    • andy

      One problem I’ve found with setting up your own name servers and this applies to CPanel as well as Kloxo. They can’t handle short domain names that begin with a number. Fore example will never resolve.

  • Suniil

    thanks for the simple tutorial with screen shots….



    Thanks a lot

  • Bas

    So if i setup a Kloxo control panel. I first configure the nameservers and later ask the users/customers to point their domain to my nameservers?? please help me!!

    send a reply to the above email

    • Ruchira

      yes thats the way you do it!

      • Bas

        so I just make one template for my whole kloxo environment?

        • Ruchira

          depends on your requirement. basically yes!

  • Thank you

    I was trying to create dns informaiton like on Directadmin and it was as complicated as driving for the first time. I shall delete my directadmin and install kloxo. My question to you Ruchira is how to secure is kloxo?
    Many thanks for the fantastic tutorial

    • Ruchira

      If you have money to pay for directadmin definitely use it. Kloxo isnt guaranteed. The development is slow.

  • Alex

    I did what you said in your tutorial, and then made my domain ( and i bring it up online, and it isn’t working!

  • Toby

    I’ve installed Kloxo and i’m currently accessing the CP via my public ip address, so I know my server is currently visible. However, I’m literally going mad try to get my Nameservers working. I have the domain and it’s with GoDaddy. I’ve followed on how to create the name servers. So I currently have and both point to the same ip address. Now this is what I don’t understand, what now? Here are some screenshots of different pages that might help solve the problem:

    Really hope you guys can help :)

    Toby Lloyd

    • Ruchira

      you should wait few hours or even days depending how your home internet service provider updates its name servers. Since you have wrote this comment on 19th. I guess this should be already resolved and working fine! Am i right? :)

  • BlackHat Spot (@BlackHatSpot)

    Thanks Very helpful post, I was stuck on this!

  • Richa


    This is a really nice site. I want to know suppose i already have a nameservers installed as and on my kloxo and i want to add diff nameservers on my addon domain(for eg. so i will create a new dns template and give a secondary name and nameservers as and Both pointing out at the same ip’s.

    Is this a right way to do it?

    Please do reply.

    Thanks guys in advance

    • Ruchira

      Im sorry I haven’t worked with kloxo for last 2 years and you shouldnt too, if you care about security. Kloxo is a dead project now, you should at least go for Kloxo-MR. From what I remember yes you are right. Do it and see what happens :)

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