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DNS is the component of the Internet which converts human-readable domain names (for example,
example.com) into computer-readable IP addresses (for example,
22.214.171.124). DNS does this through DNS zone files that reside on your server and 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, edit, and delete A, CNAME, and TXT records.
This feature will erase any modifications you have made to your zone records, either with this feature or with the Simple DNS Zone Editor feature (Home >> Domains >> Simple DNS Zone Editor). It will attempt to save
.txt entries. Before you use this feature, be sure to write down any changes that you wish to save.
To reset your DNS zone files to the defaults, perform the following steps:
To add a record, perform the following steps:
An A record is the DNS record that is responsible for mapping hostnames to IP addresses. The A record is essential because it allows DNS servers to identify and locate your website and its various services on the Internet. Without an A record, your visitors cannot access your website, FTP servers, or email accounts.
cPanel will configure your DNS records so that visitors will be able to resolve your website and its services (for example, FTP and Email). You should only add A records when you add a service that cPanel & WHM or your web host does not provide.
A TXT record is a text record that contains certain information that querying servers will read. These records carry useful data for cPanel's Email Authentication documentation (Home >> Mail >> Email Authentication).. For information about how to set up SPF or DKIM records, read our
To edit a record, perform the following steps:
Edit the Name text box as necessary.
Edit the TTL text box as necessary.
Select the appropriate Type as necessary.
Enter the Address, CNAME, or TXT Data as necessary.
To delete a record, perform the following steps: