Domain configuration and DNS record settings

Domain configuration is based on entering records in DNS zone such as: A, CNAME or MX. This tutorial will show how to manage this zone in the hosting panel - cPanel. If you are not sure what the read phrases mean or you want to extend your knowledge about DNS, we recommend this compendium: What should you know about the Internet domain?

Be sure to check out this video that explains everything step-by-step.

Warning: Each change in the DNS zone settings entails so-called domain propagation.

Where can I find DNS zone settings?

1. Log in to Your cPanel account.

2. In Domains section, press the "Zone Editor" button.

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3. Now find the domain for which you want to make changes, then click "Manage". A page will appear where you can manage the DNS zone.

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How to manage a DNS zone?

The following steps can be taken from here:

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  • Add record - when pressed, an empty domain record with fields to fill in will appear,
  • Edit - after selecting the record to edit, and pressing this button, the same fields will appear as for the new record, this time filled in,
  • Delete - choose record, click "Delete", to fully remove a record from a domain zone.

How to add a new record to the DNS zone of a domain?

1. To add a new record, click "Add record". You can also select the arrow next to it to select the record type.

2. There will be a new line to fill. The fields to be completed will depend on the record type. The following example describes the configuration of the basic A record.

Warning: When you enter a domain in the record, the values end with a dot. Not adding it will automatically add the name of the edited domain at its end. For example: if you enter thecamels.eu in the record, you'll see thecamels.eu.thecamels.eu after save the record.

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  • Name - a domain that we configure,
  • TTL - we don't change (record refreshment time),
  • Type - in this case A, you can learn more about the types of records from our compendium,
  • Record - record function (in this case the IP address of the server to which the domain will be directed),
  • click "Add record".

If you are not sure what the read phrases mean or you want to extend your knowledge about DNS, we recommend a compendium: What should you know about the Internet domain?

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