If you have a VPS 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.
When 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”
A DNS Zone is a portion of the DNS namespace that is managed by an organization or administrator. It serves as an administrative space with granular control of DNS components and records, such as authoritative nameservers. There is a common misconception that a DNS zone associates only with a single domain name or a single DNS server. In actuality, a DNS zone can contain multiple domain and subdomains. Multiple zones can also exist on the same server. Information stored for a DNS zone lives within a text file called a DNS zone file. Continue reading “DNS Zones Explained”
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This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.
- Let’s learn how to add an “A record” with the DNS Zone Editor.
- Click the “Simple Zone Editor” icon.
- Select the domain you want to edit.
- Then enter the “A Record”, followed by the IP address you want it to point to.
- Click Add a Record.
- That’s it! We’ve successfully added an “A Record” to our domain.
- You can see the new record listed here at the bottom …
- Which is also where you can click to delete the record when it’s no longer needed.