Last updated on May 6th, 2017
Before we head on to change nameservers on GoDaddy we should know what is a nameserver in brief. A concise about DNS is well as required.
WHAT IS A DNS SERVER ?
DNS(Domain Name System) server is the software holding massive database which manages and maps the website names along with its corresponding IP addresses.
When any search term in requested in Google or other search engines, then it actually goes to the server where the website is hosted and points to its corresponding IP address.
WHAT IS A NAME SERVER?
Nameservers are the elemental part of DNS. Nameserver manages all the domain name records and translates domain names into IP addresses. Specifically nameservers allows websites to use domain names instead of IP addresses.
If we had to use IP addresses instead of the domain names imagine how difficult it would be to open up sites like facebook, google and all others.
Every website points to 2 nameservers. Let us find out GoDaddy default nameservers.
HOW TO FIND GODADDY DEFAULT NAMESERVERS?
1. Login to your GoDaddy account.
2. Go to WebHosting and Manage.
3. CPanel hosting account will open up.
Scroll down to Domains>DNS Manager.
4. Click on Manage DNS.
5. Here comes your default nameservers of GoDaddy.
HOW TO CHANGE NAMESERVERS GODADDY
1. If you wish to change nameservers of Godaddy then click on the ‘Change’
2. Choose your nameserver type as ‘Custom’ from the drop down list.
3. Once you select the ‘custom’, you will get the option to enter the desired nameservers here.
DNS CONFIGURATION FOR CLOUDFLARE
If you are aware of any CDN (Content delivery network) then you must have heard about cloudflare. Any CDN is very helpful for decreasing load time of website.
Here I am taking the example of Cloudflare DNS configurations to clarify the DNS setup of nameserver change in GoDaddy.
1. After adding your website URL to CDN Cloudflare, you will be asked to change nameservers settings.
2. Copy the nameservers given by CloudFlare.
2. Go to custom nameservers and add the given.
3. Go back to cloud-flare settings and you will see that your domain name status is active.
Now you know how to change nameservers GoDaddy which is required while setting up CDN channels.
If you are not using any CDN, I would recommend using Cloudflare as it is free and increases the website speed subsequently. Check out the complete Cloudflare settings.