DNS

How Do I Find My Nameservers?

The easiest way to find your nameservers for any product purchased through Hostwinds would be by looking in the initial email that was sent to you on the creation of each product. These emails will have subjects that include the words “Account Information” and can always be viewed in your Client Area by clicking on your…

Advanced Zone Editor

DNS (Domain Name Service) is how the Internet that converts human-readable domain names (example.com) into computer-readable IP addresses (for example, 192.0.32.10). DNS uses zone files that reside on your server to map domain names to IP addresses. The DNS is also used to tell various services what should be done with your domain name. Such as…

Adding an A Record in cPanel

How Do I Add an A Record in cPanel? With cPanel you can manage all aspects of your website(s), such as adding DNS entries through the web based interface. Let’s take a look at how you’d add an A record through cPanel. Please note that you’ll need to login to your cPanel account to follow…

Definition of Domains Icons

The Domains section lets you set or modify things from Subdomains to Redirects and anything in between.     In this article we we’ll provide a brief description of each icon that is found within this section.     This interface allows you to create a website from a list of available templates.    …

cPanel Zone Editor

A website has many resource records assigned to it. These are used to identify specific locations within the server for different services. For example, when you log into your mail, you can use the URL webmail.yourdomainname.com. The server looks for the DNS record associated with webmail.yourdomainname.com and knows to send you to the Webmail login…

How to Setup DMARC

Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) is a validation system for email that is used to detect and prevent email spoofing.   What is DMARC? DMARC ensures that legitimate email is properly authenticated with previously established DKIM and SPF standards. By doing this it will block fraudulent activity appearing to come from domains under…

How to Setup SPF and DKIM Records

What are SPF records? Sender Policy Framework (SPF) records give you the ability to create a list containing IP addresses (or subnets) that you authorize to send emails on your behalf. This makes it harder for malicious email senders to hide their identity and use your email server for fraud or spam. This will prevent your…

How to Add/Modify your A Record

Some services, such as CPVLab, require you to update the “A” record for a DNS zone. If you’re using Hostwinds or another company for DNS hosting services, the following information should prove helpful in successfully updating your DNS zone appropriately.   General Procedure If your Authoritative Nameserver provider where your nameservers are pointed to is…

DNS Record Types Explained

The Domain Name System (DNS) is the directory for the internet that helps organize and identify locations.  It’s a guide that helps direct people to a desired location, like a home address.  DNS translates the human-identifiable domain names into physical IP addresses your computer can read.     DNS records are like the road signs…

How to Change a CNAME Record

What is a CNAME Record? A CNAME record is designed to allow one domain or subdomain to point to another domain or subdomain. By default, CNAMEs are often used to ensure that your mail, ftp, and that www versions of your domain load to your proper domain (e.g. www.domain.com will point to domain.com). A common…

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