Configure DNS settings and manage DNS zones.

Context: cPanel

Configure DNS settings and manage DNS zones.

To configure DNS settings and manage DNS zones in cPanel, you can follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your cPanel account. Make sure you have access to a cPanel-powered server.

  2. Once logged in, locate the "Domains" section in the cPanel dashboard. The exact placement may vary depending on your cPanel theme or version.

  3. Within the "Domains" section, you will find various DNS management tools. The most common tool for managing DNS zones in cPanel is the "DNS Zone Editor" or "Advanced DNS Zone Editor."

  4. Click on the "DNS Zone Editor" or "Advanced DNS Zone Editor" option to access the DNS management interface.

  5. In the DNS Zone Editor, you will see a list of your domains and their associated DNS zones.

  6. To manage DNS settings for a specific domain, click on the "Manage" or "Edit" button next to that domain.

  7. In the DNS management interface, you can add, modify, or delete DNS records as needed. Common types of DNS records include:

    • A Record: Associates a domain or subdomain with an IPv4 address.
    • AAAA Record: Associates a domain or subdomain with an IPv6 address.
    • CNAME Record: Creates an alias or canonical name for a domain or subdomain.
    • MX Record: Specifies the mail server responsible for handling email for a domain or subdomain.
    • TXT Record: Allows you to add arbitrary text information to the DNS zone, commonly used for SPF (Sender Policy Framework) records, DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) records, etc.
    • NS Record: Specifies the name servers responsible for handling DNS requests for a domain.
  8. To add a new DNS record, click on the "Add Record" or "Add" button within the DNS management interface. Select the record type, enter the necessary information (such as name, destination, TTL, etc.), and save the record.

  9. To modify or delete an existing DNS record, locate the record within the DNS management interface and click on the "Edit" or "Delete" button next to it. Make the necessary changes or confirm the deletion.

  10. Repeat steps 6-9 for each domain or subdomain you want to manage.

  11. If your domain is registered with a third-party registrar, you will need to update the domain's nameservers to point to your cPanel server. This can typically be done through the registrar's website or control panel. You will need to use the nameservers provided by your hosting provider.

  12. It's important to note that DNS changes may take some time to propagate across the internet. It can take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours for DNS changes to fully propagate.

It's worth mentioning that managing DNS zones can be a critical task, and incorrect configurations can lead to website or email service disruptions. If you're unsure about any specific DNS settings or have complex DNS requirements, it's recommended to consult your hosting provider's documentation or contact their support for guidance and assistance.

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