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How to Setup and Configure DNS in Windows Server

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 is a powerful server operating system capable of many different roles and functions. However, to prevent overloading production servers with features and options that are never used, Windows Server provides a modular approach in which the administrator manually installs the services needed. To setup and configure DNS, you’ll need to install…

Configure BIND Server

BIND is fully open source DNS software originally developed at the University of California at Berkeley in the 1980’s and is widely used on a variety of Unix based operating systems. Its primary function is to facilitate the domain name to IP address conversion, which makes a domain name resolvable. Previously we have discussed how…

How to Set the Correct Nameserver to Your Domain

How Do I Setup Nameservers? This guide will walk you through how to change your Domain Nameserver and point it towards the right location, whether you want to point the DNS to Hostwinds servers or another 3rd party location. To change or set the DNS for your domain that was registered with Hostwinds, follow these…

How to Setup DNS in ZPanel

How do I Setup DNS in ZPanel? Follow these instructions to setup DNS in ZPanel. Login to ZPanel Click on the DNS Manager gridded globe icon in the Domain Management area     Using the drop down box, find the applicable domain and click Edit     Select the type of record you’d like to add or…

Updates at the Registrar vs Updates on the Local DNS Server

Updates at the Registrar vs Updates on the Local DNS Server   There’s no difference whether you make a change at your registrar or update your local DNS server. However, if you’re going to use nameservers to point your site to where it is hosted (Dedicated, Cloud Server, or Shared Hosting), you’ll want to make…

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…

My Registrar Is Not Accepting The DNS Servers That I Have Entered

Your registrar may not be accepting your domain because of configuration limitations for the DNS zones.  This happens frequently with country specific domains.  Before pointing a domain to the country specific domain you need to fulfill their special requirements. If you find yourself running into this issue repeatedly follow these brief steps:   Recheck that…

How can I Check my Current DNS Servers

All domains are registered to point at a domain nameserver (DNS) in order to resolve which IP address a domain name should point to. This lookup is similar to how a phone book works when you look up the name of an individual and find their phone number. If the DNS servers are incorrectly set,…

How To Add Wildcard DNS Records

You can create a Wildcard DNS record through cPanel by simply creating a subdomain and using an asterisk symbol.  Follow the steps below to set this up.     Step 1:  Login into your cPanel account (please see How To Access cPanel if not familiar how) Step 2:  Head to your Domains section and select Subdomains     Step 3:  In…

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…

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