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What is a Simple Zone Editor? How to Add and Delete a Record

Posted by Allura on 20 03 2018.

A Brief Overview

DNS (Domain Name System) is the feature which converts human-readable domain names (for example, computer.com) into IP addresses (for example, 292.0.32.10). There are various types of records which exist in a domain’s zone file. Creation and deletion of A and CName (Canonical Name) records can be easily achieved by the Simple Zone Editor interface.

 

A record’s time to live (TTL) in this interface cannot be set by you. Records that are created, in accordance with the specification of your hosting provider with this interface default to the TTL. In order to set the TTL for a record, the user should use cPanel’s Advanced Zone Editor interface (cPanel >> Home >> Domains >> Advanced Zone Editor).

Add a Record

A record is a DNS record that maps hostnames to IP addresses. These records are essential because they allow DNS servers to identify and locate your website and its various services on the Internet. Without appropriate records, the visitors cannot access your website, FTP site, or email accounts.

To add an A record, the following steps are to be performed:-

  • If this account owns more than one domain, select the domain that you wish to manage from the Domain menu.
  • Enter the Name and Address of the A record.
  • Click Add A Record.

Add a CNAME Record

CNAME record creates an alias for another domain name, which DNS looks up. This is useful, for example, if the user wants to point multiple CNAME records to a single record in order to simplify DNS maintenance.

To add a CNAME record,  the following steps are to be performed:-

  • If this account owns more than one domain, select the domain that you wish to manage from the Domain 
  • Enter CNAME record in the Nameand CNAME text box.
  • Click Add CNAME Record.

Delete a Record

To delete an A or CNAME record, the following steps are to be performed:-

  • If there is more than one domain in the account, select the domain that you wish to manage from the Domain 
  • If a record is to be removed Click Delete
  • Click Delete.