Managing DNS Zones in WHM

You can manage the DNS zones of all domains hosted on your account and also edit the zone templates via the DNS functions section.

Let’s start off by explaining what a DNS zone is – it is the administrative part of the domain name system. It is responsible for directing the domain’s traffic to the correct locations.

In other words, a DNS zone is where all DNS records are kept – it is where you tell to what IP a (sub)domain should point, which is the mail server handling the mail for the domain, etc.

Add a new DNS Zone #

To add a DNS zone, click the Add a DNS Zone button. You will be redirected to a new screen where you should type in the IP to which the domain should resolve and the domain itself:

Click on the Add Zone button to create the zone on the server.

Edit/Delete an existing DNS Zone #

You can edit the zone from the Edit DNS Zone option and if you want to remove it, you can do so from the Delete a DNS Zone option. In both cases you should just select the DNS zone you want to change or remove and click on the Edit/Delete button.

Reset an existing DNS Zone #

If you have made changes to a DNS zone and you want to revert it to the default values, use the Reset a DNS Zone option.

Edit MX records #

The Edit MX Entry option allows you to configure the email routing for the domains on your server. It will list the mail servers for a particular domain, along with the priority value for each, starting from the one with highest priority. The mail server with highest priority will be the first to handle the email for the domain.

Edit Zone Templates #

The Edit Zone Templates option will allow you to edit the default DNS zones used when creating DNS entries. You will not need to use this option, unless you have a custom setup.

Set Zone Time To Live (TTL) #

This tool allows you to update the TTL value for all records in a DNS zone at once. If you have multiple DNS servers and do not want the TTL to synchronize across your cluster, select the Do not sync changes across the DNS cluster checkbox.

Park a Domain #

Using this tool you may “park” a domain and make it an alias to another one. In the first column select the primary domain and in the second one type in the domain you want to park.