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Use the Zone Editor in cPanel

Learn How to Use the Zone Editor in cPanel. The Zone Editor allows you to create, edit, and delete Domain Name System (DNS) zone records. DNS converts human-readable domain names (for example, example.com) to computer-readable IP addresses (for example, 192.0.0.1). DNS relies on zone records that exist on your server to map domain names to IP addresses.


Video tutorial – Manage Zone Editor in cPanel


Tutorial – Use Zone Editor in cPanel

  1. Login to cPanel.

    Tutorial: login from the Client Area or the direct link.

    Find the Domains section and click the Zone Editor link.

    Extilum cPanel - Domain - Zone Editor

  2. Zone Editor

    Domains
    Select the domain for which you want to manage records, and then click the Manage button.

    Extilum cPanel - Domain - Zone Editor

  3. View Records by Type

    For easier viewing, you can filter the displayed DNS records.
    Manage Zone page
    – click a record type from the Filter list (A, CNAME, MX, SRV or TXT). 
    Each page will only display the records for the specific type you selected.

    Extilum cPanel - Domain - Zone Editor

  4. Manage Zone

    The record table contains the following columns for each record
    Name
    The record’s name.
    TTL
    The record’s Time to Live (TTL).
    Type
    The record’s type.
    Record
    The record’s information.
    Actions
    The option to edit or delete the record.

    Add Record
    Click the Add Record button.
    The New Record row shows up in the record table. 
    Type the Name, TTL, and Record text box. Choose the Type from the drop-down menu.
    Click the Save Record button.

    Extilum cPanel - Domain - Zone Editor

  5. Reset DNS Zone

    This function erases any modifications that you made to your zone records.
    The system attempts to save the domain’s TXT entries.
    We recommend that you record any changes that you want to save before you use this feature.

    Extilum cPanel - Domain - Zone Editor

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