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

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

1) Login to the cPanel

2) From within cPanel, click Zone Editor.

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

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

6) To create a record, fill out the fields in the boxes pictured above.  Once complete, click the blue Save Changes 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 hostname 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.
  • MXE (Mail Easy) records allow you to configure mail delivery to a server based on IP 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 hostname. For example, using this record, subdomain.yoursupporthero.com can have an alias as www.yoursupporthero.com.
  • An SPF (txt) record is a record that identifies which mail servers are permitted to send an email on behalf of your domain. The purpose of an SPF record is to prevent spammers from sending messages forged from addresses at your domain.
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