Managing your DNS Zone in cPanel

The DNS zone defines where the services of a domain are hosted

cPanel automatically creates a default DNS zone when associating the domain to your cPanel interface. Even though this default zone will fulfill the user requirements in most cases, you may have to apply some modifications.

NOTE: The instructions are valid only if the domain in question uses Panelbox Server Names. If the domain uses Io-servers server names, the zone must be edited from your Funio Hub in Domain Registrations > DNS Management section.


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  • Access to Funio Hub

Task completion: 15 minutes

Expertise: intermediate

How to do it?

  1. Log in to your cPanel.

  2. You will find the DNS Zone in Domains > Zone Editor section.

  3. This displays all of your cPanel account domains and for each domain, you have four buttons.

    • +A Record - Create a new A record,

    • +CNAME Record - Create a new CNAME record,

    • +MX Record - Create a new MX record and

    • Manage - Edit current records or add other record types like TXT records.

  4. Click on the Manage button you will see all the DNS zone records of the domain.

    • Click on Edit to edit the record in your DNS Zone,

    • Delete to remove a record,

    • Add Record on top right to create a new entry.

Reference information

Name: The value you wish to enter for the subdomain. Should be something like "remote" (no quotation marks) if you wanted to point to the location you will be specifying. If you are required to use "@", enter your domain instead, since "@" won't work.

TTL: In seconds, the Time-To-Live. Indicates how long the DNS record is cached by other DNS servers, for example, your ISP DNS server. 14400 is the default and you should not change it unless you were specified otherwise.

Type:  DNS record

A: IPv4 Address Record,
AAAA: IPv6 Address Record,
CAA: Certificate Authority Authorization Record,
CNAME: Canonical Name Record,
DMARC: Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance Record,
MX: Mail Exchanger Record,
SRV: Service Record,
TXT: Text Record.

Record: is the IP or canonical name you need the subdomain to point to, per example for an A record; for a CNAME entry.

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