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DNS service is the critical element for the Internet, and it is responsible for propagating DNS records for communication between domain services and servers to get work done. We have many free DNS hosting available in the market where you only manage the DNS settings but the DirectAdmin control panel. You get many features, including […]

How to Track DNS in cPanel?

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cPanel’s Track DNS network tool plays an excellent role in troubleshooting the network problems which might cause downtime for hosted websites. Using the network tool, you can look up any particular domain DNS and traceroute the network path of the server and the computer from which you are accessing the cPanel. 1. Log in to cPanel using Username & Password. i.e; (https://yourdomain.com:2083 […]

How to add DNS records in cPanel?

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DNS (Domain Name Service) is used to resolve the server address with the domain names. In this case, DNS has multiples A, TXT, MX, CNAME, etc record types. Every record type of DNS has independent work; for example, A record is used to resolves the server’s IP with the specified domain, MX record is used […]

How DNS Works Anyone that has ever configured their own custom/vanity nameservers will know that the nameservers must be set at both the server and at the registrar. Very few people really understand why. Understanding why means that you need to first understand a bit about how DNS works. To revisit the process of configuring your own […]

What is an SOA Record?

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An SOA Record is short for Start of Authority. What does that mean? The SOA Record specifies authoritative information about a DNS zone, including the primary name server, the email of the domain administrator, the domain serial number, and several timers relating to refreshing the zone. Here’s an SOA Record example: The example shows a dig result […]

Google Public DNS is a free, global Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service, that you can use as an alternative to your current DNS provider. The official page for Google’s Public DNS is located at Google Public DNS Many end users, as well as servers (VPS/Dedicated) use Google’s Public DNS services as their primary DNS resolvers. Google offers the ability to force flush a domain’s DNS zone records. This allows […]

DNS propagation delay can happen due to two reasons. Name server changes at your registrar. DNS caching due to TTL value set up in resource records. We have very little control on the first case as any changes done at registrar may take 24 to 48 hours to propagate on Internet (though it’s generally nowhere near this […]