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What is a DNS Zone?
A DNS Zone is part of a group of components that make up DNS. These objects are managed by an administrator or organization in a granular manner. DNS zones can contain varied information about a domain and subdomains. Multiple zones can also exist on the same server. DNS information is stored within a text file called a DNS zone file.
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What is DNS?
DNS stands for Domain Name System (DNS) services. When we access a website, we are using this service to locate the server where the domain’s website is located. When browsing the web, we usually type in a domain name like www.google.com into our browser. This is better than trying to remember an IP address linked to a Google server.
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Full Cloudflare Website Integration
In this article, we will discuss how to set up our domain in a full Cloudflare configuration. This will allow us to take full advantage of their many DNS features, increased speed, Railgun options, and other amazing features that full domain integration allows.
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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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Adding a DNS Zone
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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.
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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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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 minutesDomain Name Service, or DNS, can be one of the most be one of the more complicated concepts in server administration. This article will walk through changing an A record from the Linux command line.
This article assumes that you are running BIND on a linux server, that you already have an understanding of what DNS is, the different types of DNS entries, and how DNS works. Please note: The incorrect editing of your zone file can take your site offline. All editing must be done on the authoritative nameservers for the given domain.
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Reading Time: 2 minutesDomain Name System, or DNS, is a complex system to understand, but cPanel has simplified the administration of DNS by adding it to the WHM interface. One of the most common tasks involved with administrating DNS is updating an A record. A records are one of the most common DNS entries, and cPanel makes updating them easy.
This article assumes that you are running BIND on a Linux server, that you already have an understanding of what DNS is, the different types of DNS entries, and how DNS works. Please note: The incorrect editing of your zone file can take your site offline. All editing must be done on the authoritative nameservers for the given domain.
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