How to Decode DNS Zone Types

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What is a DNS Zone?

A DNS Zone is part of a group of components that make up DNS. These objects are managed by an administrator or organization in a granular manner. DNS zones can contain varied information about a domain and subdomains. Multiple zones can also exist on the same server.  DNS information is stored within a text file called a DNS zone file.

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Understanding the DNS Process

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What is DNS?

DNS stands for Domain Name System (DNS) services. When we access a website, we are using this service to locate the server where the domain’s website is located. When browsing the web, we usually type in a domain name like www.google.com into our browser. This is better than trying to remember an IP address linked to a Google server.

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How to Update Reverse DNS in Manage

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If you have a Storm VPS or a Liquid Web Dedicated server-based account and you want to update or modify the reverse DNS of your IP addresses, you can do so easily using your Manage account.

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WHM Tutorial: DNS Tools and Functions

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you have a VPS server or Dedicated server running cPanel, and your server is also running private nameservers, you will find the Web Host Manager’s (WHM’s) interface very useful when it comes to updating, creating, or removing DNS zone files for your domains.

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DNS: An Overview

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What is DNS?

The Domain Name Service (or DNS) is the key to the presence of your server on the internet. You are probably aware your domain has an “IP” address, which stands for Internet Protocol; that number is your domain’s literal web address on the internet. A typical IP address is a series of four numbers called octets that are identified like so: 10.10.10.10.  You can think of your IP address as being similar to a postal address. The IP address is the exact location where your domain lives. I usually explain it like this;

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Editing DNS Zone Files in WHM/cPanel

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen using custom name servers, it is essential to update the DNS in cPanel/WHM, doing so, is a component of hosting your own DNS. Continue reading “Editing DNS Zone Files in WHM/cPanel”

DNS Record Types

Reading Time: 2 minutesOne of the many challenges that we may face while attempting to make modifications to a zone file, is knowing what the different records are used for.  This article highlight several of the commonly used records in an attempt to help demystify them.

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How To Add a Record With the DNS Zone Editor in cPanel

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This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

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  1. Let’s learn how to add an “A record” with the DNS Zone Editor.cpanel-paperlantern-14-dns--02
  2. Click the “Simple Zone Editor” icon.cpanel-paperlantern-14-dns--03
  3. Select the domain you want to edit.cpanel-paperlantern-14-dns--04
  4. Then enter the “A Record”, followed by the IP address you want it to point to.cpanel-paperlantern-14-dns--05
  5. Click Add a Record.cpanel-paperlantern-14-dns--06
  6. That’s it! We’ve successfully added an “A Record” to our domain.cpanel-paperlantern-14-dns--07
  7. You can see the new record listed here at the bottom …cpanel-paperlantern-14-dns--08
  8. Which is also where you can click to delete the record when it’s no longer needed.cpanel-paperlantern-14-dns--09

 

How To Flush Your Local DNS Cache

Reading Time: 2 minutesIf your computer has trouble reaching a certain website or server this may be due to a corrupt local DNS cache. This guide will show you how to clear your local DNS cache (“flush” it) for several operating systems.

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