What is a FQDN?

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What is a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN)?

When working with domains and DNS management understanding what a FQDN is can be very helpful. This article will help explain the concept of a FQDN and a domains different components.

The Parts of a Domain

A domain is made up of a two essential parts, the Top-Level Domain (TLD) and the main Domain Name which is what you register. The other component of domain names are the subdomains. Continue reading “What is a FQDN?”

Using Liquid Web’s Nameservers

Reading Time: < 1 minuteWhen setting up your new website with Liquid Web it’s often beneficial to use our DNS servers. If you’ve purchased your domain through a 3rd party registrar then we are not able to assist with DNS issues. By using our DNS servers this will allow our Support Team to provide DNS assistance for the domain. Continue reading “Using Liquid Web’s Nameservers”

Enabling DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM)

Reading Time: 5 minutesDomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a way to attach an encrypted digital signature to emails sent by your domain/server. Similar to adding an SPF record to your server, DKIM help to prevent email spoofing. Email spoofing is when spammers send email that looks like it’s coming from your email address. Spammers spoof your address to make it more likely that recipients will open spam emails, less likely that messages will be marked as spam, and harder to find the true spam source. If your address is spoofed, your server could get flagged as a spam server and you can have trouble sending legitimate mail, even if you aren’t doing anything wrong. This is commonly known as having a bad mail reputation. Continue reading “Enabling DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM)”

Where Is My DNS Hosted?

Reading Time: 2 minutesFrom time to time, you’ll have to make changes to your DNS records. For example, if you change IP addresses, your DNS A records will change. You’ll also change DNS if you want to add SPF records to help email authentication. For these changes to work properly, it’s vital to know where DNS is hosted. Continue reading “Where Is My DNS Hosted?”

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. Continue reading “DNS Record Types”

How to Configure Your DNS for CloudFlare

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Getting Started With CloudFlare™

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

Reading Time: 2 minutes This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen. cpanel-paperlantern-14-dns--01
  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 Add a DNS Record For Your Hostname in Manage

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Pre-Flight Check

  • These instructions are intended for domain names using Liquid Web’s nameservers.
  • If the main domain uses other nameservers, such as at a registrar, you will need to log in there and add an “A” record for the hostname in the main domain’s DNS zone file. The record should point to the server’s primary IP address.
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Most Common Support Requests

Reading Time: < 1 minuteAs you might expect, most support requests on managed cPanel servers fall into a few basic categories. What you might be surprised to discover is that many common problems can be resolved by following a few simple steps. None of the common cPanel support requests listed here are server-critical issues that require an experienced system administrator to troubleshoot and resolve, and we recognize that many of our customers are curious about their servers and actively engaged in learning more about cPanel server administration. Continue reading “Most Common Support Requests”