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How to Add Wildcard DNS Records

You can create a Wildcard DNS record through cPanel by simply creating a subdomain.  Follow the steps below to set this up.   Note: This will cause all subdomains to link directly to your main site.  If you want subdomains to host other files you’ll need to remove the record.   Login into your cPanel…

Custom Nameservers

What is a custom nameserver?   A custom nameserver is basically an alias for your actual nameservers. They’re often used by resellers to hide the fact that they’re reselling from customers. They can create a custom nameserver with their domain or business name instead of the parent company they’re reselling from. If your domain is…

Setting the A Record for Your Domain

There are a couple ways that the A record for your domain can be set. You can either do this from within cPanel or WHM. If you are on our Shared or Business hosting plans, you will need to do this in cPanel. Please note that the domains nameservers will need to be pointing to…

A General overview of DNS

What is DNS? Domain Name Servers, or DNS, is the internet’s guide to finding and connecting one source with another.  DNS is the computer directory that turns human identifiable names (domain names like yourdomain.com) into Internet Protocol (IP) addresses necessary (a series of numbers separated by periods) to be read by computers. When you enter…

How Can I Tell if My DNS has Propagated Correctly?

When a domain name is first purchased or you make changes to the DNS records, it may not be immediately ready for use.  The reason for this is propagation. This is a period where ISP nodes across the globe update their cache with new DNS information which in some cases can take anywhere from 24…

Domain MX Records

What are MX records? MX records are basically DNS records that are responsible for sending email to your email address. They’re controlled by the same place your name servers are, normally your hosting company. You can change where your email is sent by changing your MX records. This won’t affect current or old email, but…

Reset a DNS Zone

You can reset your DNS zones back to the original, default settings by doing the following:   Login to WHM Head to Home > DNS Functions This can be located quickly by searching for “DNS” in the search bar Select the Reset a DNS Zone option     Choose the domain you want to reset…

Perform a DNS Cleanup

There may come a time when your DNS Zone Files become cluttered with useless records, or even duplicates. Fortunately cPanel have thought ahead on this and incorporated a feature into WHM to clean this up for us. WHM provides the ability to run a DNS Cleanup, which will clean up nameserver configuration settings. This is helpful…

Editing a DNS Zone

There are a number of things you can edit in WHM that help you manage DNS zones. You can edit a DNS zone by doing the following:   How do I edit a DNS Zone in WHM?   Login to WHM Head to Home > DNS Functions This can be located quickly by searching for…

Deleting a DNS Zone

How do I delete a DNS zone in WHM? WHM makes it quite easy to delete a DNS zone. To delete a DNS zone, follow these steps:   Login to WHM Head to Home > DNS Functions This can be located quickly by searching for “DNS” in the search bar Select the Delete a DNS Zone…

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