How to add a DNS Record using Zone Editor in cPanel

What is DNS Record?

A DNS (Domain Name System) record is a set of information that is used to map a domain name to an IP address. DNS records are stored on DNS servers and used to resolve domain names to IP addresses when a client, such as a web browser, requests a website or other resource by its domain name. There are several types of DNS records, including:

  • A (Address) records: map a domain name to an IPv4 address.
  • AAAA (Quad-A) records: map a domain name to an IPv6 address.
  • MX (Mail Exchange) records: specify the mail servers for a domain and used to route email to the correct server.
  • CNAME (Canonical Name) records: map a domain name to another domain name.
  • TXT (Text) records: used to store text-based information about a domain, such as SPF (Sender Policy Framework) records for email.
  • SRV (Service) records: used to specify the location of a specific service, such as a SIP or XMPP server.

To add a DNS record using the Zone Editor in cPanel, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. In the “Domains” section, click on “Zone Editor.”
  3. Select the domain for which you want to add a DNS record.
  4. Click on the “Add Record” button.
  5. Select the type of record you want to add from the drop-down menu (e.g. A, CNAME, MX, etc.).
  6. In the “Name” field, enter the hostname or subdomain for which you want to create the record.
  7. In the “TTL” field, enter the time-to-live value for the record.
  8. In the “Type” field, enter the IP address or destination hostname for the record.
  9. Click on the “Save Record” button to save the new DNS record.

Note: Be sure to double check the record, if it’s the right one before saving, as DNS changes can take up to 24 hours to propagate and a mistake may cause DNS resolution issues.

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