Managing DNS using cPanel Zone Editor

DNS stands for Domain Name System - simply it's the system which converts friendly URLs (Uniform Resource Locators), like to IP addresses - the unique numbers that all sites and services on the internet have to enable them to connect with each other.

The most common DNS records are A (Address) records, CNAME (Canonical Name, or alias) records and MX (Mail Exchanger) records - whilst there are many other types of records these are the only one's you will likely ever need to edit or create.

You can manage DNS records for your domains through the Zone Editor, available in cPanel.

Opening Zone Editor presents a screen where you can quickly add an A, CNAME or MX record - by clicking the + buttons.

Clicking '+ A Record' will present the following pop-up where you can enter the new address records name and IP address - and then click 'Add an A Record'.

Clicking '+ CNAME Record' will present the following​ where you can enter the original URL and your desired CNAME (alias) - and then click 'Add a CNAME Record'.

Clicking '+ MX Record' will present the following where you can enter the priority and server name for the new mail exchanger - and then click 'Add an MX Record'.

However, it's more than likely you'll want to see what's currently in place for a domain before making any changes, and you can do that by clicking on the Manage button next to the domain you would like to manage.

You can click the 'Edit' button next to any entry to edit it.

To add new entries click the '+ Add Record' drop-down and select the record type and then enter the appropriate details.

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