Using cPanel web hosting control panel, you can easily edit DNS zones without the hassle and risk normally associated with manually editing DNS zone files. cPanel hosting automation makes it quick and simple.
To edit DNS zones:
1. Login to cPanel
2. In the “Domains” section, there are two options: Simple DNS Zone and Advanced DNS Zone. For Simple DNS Zone, continue with #3. For Advanced, skip to #6
3. Select a domain from the drop-down menu
4. Enter the name and address information for an A record or a CNAME record.
A records are primary records that point directly to the server’s IP address, essentially translating a number address into a human-friendly domain address. For example, your main URL (myowndomain.com) might have its own A record.
CNAME records are aliases for other domains or subdomains. For example, you might enter the name “mail.myowndomain.com” to point to myowndomain.com.
5. When you are finished click “Add a Record” or “Add CNAME Record”.
Advanced DNS Zone
6. For Advanced DNS Zone, there are three types of records you can add: A, CNAME, and TXT. TXT is for miscellaneous entries like SPF records.
7. To add a record, you must enter the Name, TTL (Time To Live), Type (A, CNAME, or TXT), and the Address.
8. To complete the changes, click “Add Record”.
In cPanel, MX (mail) records are located in the mail settings. If, for example, you are setting up cloud email, you will need to add both the MX records and CNAME records.
1. In the “Mail” section, click “MX Entry”.
2. Select your domain
3. Select “Local” (your own mail server), “Backup”, or “Remote” (such as a cloud mail server) mail exchanger.
4. To add a record, enter the priority (order in which the mail servers will be used, starting with “0”). and destination (either your domain or the remote server)
5. Click Add New Record.
For more information about editing DNS zones, consult the cPanel documentation.