Manage DNS Zones

You can find this in WHM under DNS Functions. This area is for advanced users only, so please feel welcome to request any DNS zone changes from our [email protected] administrators.

Note: MX records will require your domain to be on a special remote server list. Please request all MX record changes from our [email protected] administrators.


Here is some information to help you understand DNS zones.

Your name servers' job is to find the server and correct DNS zone in order to get the following information.

The A record points your domain or subdomain to an ip address. (e.g. mydomain.com -> ip address)

The CNAME record points your domain or sudomain to another domain name, like www and mail. (e.g. www.domain.com -> domain.com)

The MX records control where your emails are received. If you want your mail hosted on another server, then this is what you will need to change. (e.g. domain.com -> server.ext)

The NS records in the DNS zone must match the nameservers you are using.

Example:

How to change the NS records when using private nameservers (Reseller or higher only).

  1. Login to WHM.
  2. Under DNS Functions, click Edit DNS Zone.
  3. Select your domain name from the list and click the Edit button.
  4. Look to the right of "SOA" and replace the nameserver with your primary private name server (ns1, be sure to include the trailing dot). [screenshot before]
  5. Look to the right of "NS" and replace each nameserver with your private name servers (ns1 and ns2, be sure to include each trailing dot). [screenshot after]
  6. Scroll down and click the Save button.

Article Comments

don
I can't change my name server,every time I ask for my password it comes back blank!
Please help me?

HostGator
Please email [email protected] and we will send you a new password.

Cristina
Hello,
I cannot find the WHM, the only icon I see is the 'simple dns editor'. I want to go to 'Edit Dns Zone'. Can you please explain how to access this option. Maybe you could provide me with the access to WHM.
Thank you very much

HostGator
You do not get WHM with shared webhosting (Hatchling, Baby, Business).

You must have a reseller, SEO, VPS, or dedicated server to have WHM.


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