Tag: Name Servers
What is a Glue Record? How does DNS work? How can I set my Name Servers? These are some of the questions are Name Server tutorials answer. Look through this section for answers to your most common questions.
New User Tutorial: What is DNS?
The Domain Name System (DNS) is a powerful tool the Internet uses to know precisely where your site is located to serve it the fastest way possible. It is used to make your site load faster and more efficiently. If you want to own a successful website, properly configured DNS is necessary to ensure the satisfaction and security of your site and your users.
How to Edit Your DNS Hosts File
One of the most powerful tools available to anyone working on their site during a migration is their computer's "hosts" file. The hosts file is used to map domain names to IP addresses, and can be used as an alternative to DNS. It also allows you to specify the IP address to which a website resolves on your computer, regardless of what may be published in the site's DNS zone file.
How to Change the Primary Domain for a cPanel/WHM Account
If you use multiple aliases or parked domains in a cPanel account, you may want to change the primary domain used for the cPanel account containing them. Wanting to change the primary domain in cPanel is desirable for multiple reasons, such as:
Managing Your DNS
Adding a DNS Zone
What Are Glue Records?
What is a Glue Record?
As we learned in our article What Are Domains?, a domain is associated with an IP address. That IP directs visitors to the correct location on the Internet that hosts your website and its contents. In the same way, glue records or nameserver glue records, link a nameserver on the internet to an IP address. When a DNS request is made for an IP address of a specific domain, it's queried at the registrar. The registrar will provide any information that it has for the DNS. If there is a glue record, it is presented as the place to look for any DNS zones.
What are the Liquid Web Name Servers?
When 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.
How to Create and Add a New Domain in Plesk
Step #1: Add New Domain
Automating DNS With Zone Delegation and the Storm API
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.
DNS Propagation and Caching
Any 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.
Change a Domain Name in cPanel/WHM
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.
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