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How to use DNS Zone Manager in WHM?

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You might have heard that DNS is a crucial aspect that helps resolve the IP address for domain names. cPanel/WHM has DNS Zone Manager through which you can manage the DNS Zones and their records from the WHM interface. In this article, we will learn about How to use DNS Zone Manager in WHM?


1. First, login into WHM panel,

https://your-domain.com:2087 or https://IP-address: 2087 or https://server-hostname: 2087.

login-to-whm-panel

2. Navigate to DNS Functions → DNS Zone Manager.

navigate to dns manager

3. On the DNS Zone Manager interface, you will have a list of hosted domain names to manage their DNS records. Also, you will have shortcuts to add specific records (A, CNAME, MX, DNSSEC.

list of domain dns zone manager whm

4. To manage the specific domain’s DNS records → Click on Manage.

select domain manage dns zone

Edit Existing DNS Records

1. Navigate to WHMDNS Zone ManagerClick on Manage.

select domain manage dns zone

2. To edit available DNS records, navigate to a particular DNS record → Click on Edit.

select record and click on edit dns

3. Perform required changes → Click on Save Record.

how to edit existing records in dns manager whm

Congratulations! You have successfully edited the existing DNS record for the selected domain.


Add New DNS Record

1. Navigate to WHM → DNS Zone Manager → Click on Manage.

select domain manage dns zone

2. At top rightcorner, click on+ Add Record“.

click on add new record whm dns zone manager

3. Now, select the Record TypeEnter the record valuesClick on Save Record.

select record type enter the required details click on save record

Congratulations! You have successfully added the new DNS record for the selected domain.


Delete DNS Record

1. Navigate to WHM → DNS Zone Manager → Click on Manage.

select domain manage dns zone

2. Next, navigate to specific DNS recordClick on Delete.

select dns record to delete dns manager

3. Confirmation screen will popup → Click on Continue.

confirm screen to delete record

Congratulations! You have successfully deleted the DNS record.


Conclusion

Now that we’ve gone over managing DNS records using DNS Manager. As root, you can manage DNS records/zones of every domain hosted on the cPanel/WHM server, including Parked domains.

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