Change DNS Settings On Linux

If the DNS settings on your Linux VPS/server are misconfigured or you prefer to use a different DNS, you can easily change the DNS settings following the steps outlined below:

Add nameservers to the Configuration File


Step 1

Open the DNS configuration file defined in /etc/resolv.conf with your preferred text editor. For example.

"vi /etc/resolv.conf"


"nano /etc/resolv.conf"  if you prefer using nano text editor


You will be greeted with screen as attached below:


Step 2

Replaced Default DNS and to your preferred DNS IP. 

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For users using vi editor, press "i" or "INS" to start editing the file. Once done, press "Esc" followed with ":wq" to save and exit. 


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