Getting yourself familiar with the Domain Name System or DNS is essential to understand how your website and the Internet functions. Simply put, DNS is a database, which links host names such as http://www.buycpanel.com, to a specific IP address like 192.168.124.1. This is the simplest and most straightforward definition of DNS, but it has many various features in addition to linking host names to IP addresses.
DNS acts like a contact list for the Internet. DNS makes knowing and categorizing information online easier. For easier navigation, the Internet mostly relies on DNS. Instead of memorizing all the number-based addresses of hosts, users just need to remember the names of websites. This makes using the Internet much easier.
At first, DNS could appear useless and even intimidate the average web user. To understand the importance of DNS, one needs to realize that processes and applications rely on its services. The World Wide Web (www), Emails and instant messaging all depend on DNS services to function.
DNS is divided into zones. These zones store name information about the DNS domains. Zones are the source of information about the domain for each DNS domain name included in the zone. A zone begins as a database for the storage of a single DNS domain name. If other domains are put below the domain utilized to create the zone, the domains are either part of the same zone or another zone.
Part of the name server’s function is to find the server and the exact DNS zone. It does this to gather the following information.
Advanced users can manage DNS Zones through WHM and some functions are also available on cPanel.
If you want to change your NS records while using private servers, follow these steps:
You can use both cPanel and WHM to point MX Records to a remote or local server.
Managing your DNS is essential to having you information all at the correct place and address. Making your site organized, easy to find and navigate will help you improve your site performance. DNS zone management is one of the most overlooked tasks in website management. Being competent and knowing when to do what puts you a step ahead.