Add a record
To add a record:
- Select a domain from the drop-down menu.
- Type in the Name of the record.
- Type the record's time to live in the TTL text box.
- Time to live specifies how long a particular record should be kept in memory, in seconds, before it should be refreshed.
- Select a record type:
- An A record is the DNS record that is responsible for mapping hostnames to IP addresses. The A record is essential because it allows DNS servers to identify and locate your website and its various services on the Internet. Without an A record, your visitors will not be able to access your website, FTP servers, or email accounts.
Remember: cPanel will have configured your DNS records so that visitors will be able to resolve your website and its services (FTP, Email, etc.). A records should only be added when you add a service that is not provided by cPanel or your web host.
- CNAME record stands for "canonical name record." This record creates an alias, allowing a querying server to continue the DNS lookup under the new name.
- A TXT record is a text record that contains certain information that will be read by querying servers. These can carry useful data for the SPF or DKIM email authentication systems.
- Type in the Address of the record.
- Click Add A Record.
To edit a record:
- Click Edit next to the record you wish to edit.
- Change the Name, TTL, Type, or Address as needed.
- Click Edit Record to save your changes.
To delete a record:
- Click Delete next to the record you wish to remove.
- Click Delete to confirm that the record should be deleted.
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