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This document is for a previous release of cPanel & WHM. To view our latest documentation, visit our Home page.

For cPanel & WHM 11.46

(Home >> Domains >> Simple DNS Zone Editor)

Overview

DNS is the component of the Internet that converts human-readable domain names (for example, example.com) into computer-readable IP addresses (for example, 192.0.32.10). DNS uses DNS zone files that reside on your server to link domain names to IP addresses.

There are several different types of records in a domain's zone file. This feature allows you to create and delete A and CNAME records.

Note:

You cannot set a record's time to live (TTL) in this interface. cPanel will use the TTL that your webhost has specified.

Add an A record

An A record is a DNS record that maps hostnames to IP addresses. A records are essential because they allow DNS servers to identify and locate your website and its various services on the Internet. Without appropriate A records, your visitors will not be able to access your website, FTP servers, or email accounts.

To add an A record, perform the following steps:

  1. If this account owns more than one domain, select the domain that you wish to manage from the menu.
  2. Enter the Name and Address of the A record.
  3. Click Add A Record.

Important

cPanel will configure your DNS records so that visitors can resolve your website and its services (for example, FTP and Email). You should only add A records when you add a service that cPanel or your web host do not provide.

Add a CNAME record

A CNAME record (Canonical Name Record) creates an alias that allows a server to continue the DNS lookup under the new name.

To add a CNAME record, perform the following steps:

  1. If this account owns more than one domain, select the domain that you wish to manage from the menu.
  2. Enter the Name and CNAME of the CNAME record.
  3. Click Add CNAME Record.

Delete a record

To delete an A or CNAME record, perform the following steps:

  1. If this account owns more than one domain, select the domain that you wish to manage from the menu.
  2. Click the Delete link that is next to the record that you wish to remove.
  3. Click Delete to confirm that you wish to delete the record.