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How to create A and CNAME records?

How to create A and CNAME records?

In Site Tools

To add an A record, you need to go to Site Tools > Domain > DNS Zone Editor. Under Create New Record, you will see different types of records, choose the A type. Enter the hostname for the A record and the IP address to which you would like it pointed in the empty fields.

You will also see a drop-down menu, called TTL (time to live) where you can leave the preselected value if you don’t have specific requirements for the new record you’re creating. Since DNS records are stored in cache for performance purposes, every record has a TTL value. It indicates the time DNS servers store the respective record in cache. When you fill all the information, click Create and your A record will be added instantly.

If you want to create a CNAME record, go to the CNAME tab under Create New Record. In the fields below, enter the hostname for this record, the domain name address to which you would like it pointed, and select the TTL (time to live) period. Click Create.

In cPanel

The Simple DNS Zone Editor tool, under Domains section in cPanel allowed you to add A and CNAME records in your domain’s zone. A record is used to point a domain or subdomain to an IP address, while CNAME records are used whenever you want to associate a new subdomain to an already existing A record.

To add an A record via the Simple DNS Zone Editor tool, you had to fill in the desired hostname for the A record and the IP address to which you would like it pointed, and click Add a Record.

Identically, to add a CNAME record, you had to fill in the hostname and the domain name address to which you would like it pointed, and click Add CNAME Record.

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