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How To Create DNS Records

Learn how to create, modify and delete DNS records.

Jamie G. avatar
Written by Jamie G.
Updated over a week ago

DNS (Domain Name System) is the service which translates between Internet names and Internet addresses. Internet names are the names which we use to refer to hosts on the Internet, such as Internet addresses are the numbers which routers use to move traffic across the Internet.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to create, modify and delete DNS records.

1) Log into cPanel.
2) Click the Zone Editor icon in the Domains section.

3) Click on the Manage button next to the domain for the DNS that you would like to modify.

In this example, we're going to select

4) Here, you can create, modify and delete DNS records.

Hero tip: If you have hosting through us and are set up through our default Nameservers, your default A (Address) record has been set up for you, pointing your domain to your server’s IP address.

5) To create a record, fill out the fields in the boxes pictured above. Once complete, click the blue Save Record button.

For your convenience, we explain more about each DNS record and what it means. You can find that information below:

  • The A (Address) maps a host name to an IP address. When a computer has multiple adapter cards or IP addresses, or both, it should have multiple address records.

  • The AAAA (Address) is similar to the A record, but it allows you to point the domain to an Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) address.

  • An MX (Mail) record specifies a mail exchange server for the domain, which allows mail to be delivered to the correct mail servers in the domain.

  • CNAME (Alias) sets an alias for a host name. For example, using this record, can have an alias as

  • An SPF (txt) record is a record that identifies which mail servers are permitted to send email on behalf of your domain. The purpose of an SPF record is to prevent spammers from sending messages with forged From addresses at your domain

  • The CAA (Certification Authority Authorization) record is used to specify which certificate authorities (CAs) are allowed to issue certificates for a domain.

  • An SRV (service) record is a resource record. It's used to identify computers hosting specific services.

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