How to Manage DNS Functions in WHM?

DNS Records are like list of information stored in a file on the server that has all the information related to a particular domain. To manage an established communication between humans and computers, these DNS records are required. DNS Records can be created both from the cPanel user and the root user. To manage these DNS records, WHM has DNS Functions feature.

Today, I’m sharing an article that explains the feature to manage DNS Functions in WHM. In this feature, there are several tools that can be used to manage all the tasks related to DNS Records. Here, I have used the WHM panel of REDSERVERHOST having root access. You can use WHM panel of VPS Hosting or Dedicated Servers to manage DNS Functions in WHM.

In this article, I will share some important tools of this feature that are commonly used to manage DNS records of all the accounts hosting within root account. DNS Functions has several tools and we will learn about each of them in detail. To get inside DNS Functions, login to WHM panel>>DNS Functions.

In the above image, it can be observed that there are so many tools in this feature. So, we will first know about the tools that are commonly used.

  • Add a DNS Zone: This interface allows user to add DNS Zone to the particular domain.
  • Delete a DNS Zone: This interface of DNS Functions allows user to delete DNS Zone of any domain.
  1. To do the same, get inside DNS Functions and then select Delete a DNS Zone and proceed.
  2. On the next page, list of users will appear. Select the one which you want to delete and then Delete.
  • Edit DNS Zone: This interface of DNS Functions allows user to edit DNS Zone of the selected user.
  1. To do the same, get inside DNS Functions and then select Edit DNS Zone.
  2. Select the user on the next page of which you want to edit DNS Zone and the Edit.

3. On the next page, all the DNS records can be edited and new entries can also be added. Refer to the below given images.

4. After modifying the record, click over Save to save the changes.

  • Edit MX Entry: This interface allows user to edit MX records of a particular domain name.
  1. To do the same, get inside DNS Functions in WHM panel and then select Edit MX Entry.
  2. On the next page,select the domain for which you want to add MX records and then Edit.

3. Fill the required credentials on the next page as directed in the mage and then click over Save to save the changes.

  • Reset a DNS Zone: This is another feature that is used to manage DNS records on the server.
  1. To reset a DNS Zone get inside DNS Functions and then select the option Reset a DNS Zone and proceed.
  2. On the next page, select the zone which you want to reset from the list and then Reset.

The above mentioned tools are some important ones that are used commonly to manage DNS records at the root level. Now, we will know about other tools in DNS Functions that are used rarely.

  1. Add an A Entry for your Hostname: This interface allows user to use IP Address by default which is entered in this section. It is less often required to do any changes in this section.
  2. Edit Zone Templates: This tool allows user to make changes in the default zones that are used when creating DNS entries. It is recommended not to make changes in this section if not required.
  3. Enable DKIM/SPF Globally: This tool of DNS Functions allows user to add TXT records for new DNS Entries. Modifying changes in this interface is not recommended.
  4. Nameserver Record Report: This interface has lists of all the nameservers present on the server. There is no changes that can be done here but user can edit DNS Zones from here.
  5. Park a Domain: This interface of DNS Functions allows user to reserve domains on the server and use when required. You can read more about parked domains on the blog at www.blog.redserverhost.com. This feature help user to have multiple domain names and can sell it in future if required.
  6. Perform a DNS Cleanup: This interface is highly not recommended to use as this will clean up named config file.
  7. Set Zone Time To Live (TTL): This interface allows user to manage DNS cache record and used less often as the changes can be managed by cPanel user itself. But user with root privileges do modification in this interface as well if required.
  8. Setup/Edit Domain Forwarding: This interface allows user to set up domain forwarding, i.e, redirect a domain to another. Using this feature will redirect all domains from particular IP to another one. No modification is required in this interface unless required.

We will share more such articles that explains much about WHM panel having root privileges. There are more articles on WHM on the blog that you may prefer and share your suggestions so that we can write much better for you.

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