How to add a record with the DNS Zone Editor in cPanel? Print

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What are DNS Records?

A DNS (Domain Name System) name server stores DNS records for a domain name. There are many types of DNS records, but some of the most common are:

  • A records: An A record associates a domain name (such as with an IP address (such as
  • CNAME records: CNAME (canonical name) records define aliases by associating one domain name with another. For example, you could create a CNAME record for associated with When a DNS lookup for occurs, it receives in response the associated domain, and subsequently performs a lookup on its A record. CNAME records enable you to define multiple domains without having to specify an IP address for each one.
  • TXT records: TXT records can contain any arbitrary text data. They are often used to define SPF (Sender Policy Framework) or DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) settings.

How to use the DNS Zone Editor in cPanel ?

To configure DNS records for your domain, cPanel provides a “Zone Editor”. It will allow you to define A and CNAME records etc…

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