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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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Reading Time: 4 minutesIf you use multiple aliases ( previously called parked domains) within a cPanel account, you may find yourself wanting to change the main domain used for the cPanel account containing these domains. Changing the primary domain is desirable for multiple reasons and many times occurs when the site in use switches from one TLD to another (i.e., .net to .com). You may desire to change this if the name of your company or site Continue reading “Change Primary Domain in WHM”
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Adding a DNS Zone
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What is it?
Glue Records, or Nameserver Glue, relate a nameserver on the internet to an IP address. This relationship is set up at the domain registrar for the main domain on which the nameservers were created.
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Reading Time: < 1 minuteWhen you host at Liquid Web you can use our DNS servers to manage all of your domains. Even the ones you bought through other registrars.
The Liquid Web Name Servers (NS) are:
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Please note that this article is considered legacy documentation because Plesk 11 has reached its end-of-life support.
Step #1: Add New Domain
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Reading Time: 2 minutesAlthough 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.
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Reading Time: 2 minutesSo you have decided to host your own DNS. What is the best way to go about setting this up?
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Reading Time: 2 minutesAny time you move a domain to a different IP address, you will run into at least some DNS propagation. While it cannot be avoided entirely, its effects can be minimized.
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Reading Time: 2 minutesChanging 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.
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