Before you can host a website on a domain, that domain has to be registered with the proper authorities. Domain registration through Liquid Web is a one-click process in our manage interface, but it may not be immediately obvious just where to do so. Here’s how:
Although the term DNS zone delegation may seem new to you, you have been using zone delegation without even realizing it. When you tell your domain’s registrar what nameservers you are using for a particular domain, you are delegating the zone for that domain.
Single zone delegation will work for most people. In fact, most use a single zone file to reference multiple hosts, or multiple subdomains residing on a single host. However, there are cases where where it may be beneficial to perform additional delegation.
As important as DNS is to web hosting, it is a good idea to make it redundant when possible. If you have two or more cPanel servers, you can use cPanel’s DNS clustering to lower the risk of a DNS failure on a nameserver taking down all of your sites. Here’s how to set that up:
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So you have decided to host your own DNS. What is the best way to go about setting this up?
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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.
Changing an existing domain name and the associated account on your server is a task that most users don’t think about until it becomes necessary. Thankfully the tools provided by cPanel make this relatively easy.
One of the first problems people encounter when they are new to DNS is where to start looking when they need to make a DNS change. Say you want to add a new subdomain for a piece of server software you are trying out, but where exactly do you add that new A record the instructions keep talking about?
Liquid Web provides two types of DNS service: hosting your own private nameservers on your fully-managed server, or using Liquid Web’s nameserver cluster. While the linked articles show how to set each of those options up, they do not give an overview of when either of those options might be in your best interests.