DNS Management

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What Is DNS?
Add DNS Record
Remove DNS Record
Edit DNS Record

What is DNS?

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DNS (Domain Name System or Domain Name Server) translates domain names meaningful to humans into the numerical (binary) identifiers associated with networking equipment for the purpose of locating and addressing these devices world-wide. An often used analogy to explain the Domain Name System is that it serves as the "phone book" for the Internet by translating human-friendly computer domain names into IP addresses. For example isoc.net is translated to the IP address of 67.96.0.250. DNS consists of records such as A records, MX records and CNAME records.

Add DNS Record

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If your domain is using ns3.isoc.net and ns4.isoc.net as its name servers, you can edit your DNS records from within the Plesk Control Panel. Once logged into the control panel, select DNS Settings.

Plesk Control Panel

You will see an Add Record button where new DNS records can be added.

Add DNS record

Below that will be all of the A records, MX records, CNAME records, and any other records that are currently setup for the domain. To add a new record, click the Add Record button.

DNS Records

Select the type of record to add, whether it is an A record, an MX record, or something else. Depending on the type of record being added, it might require an IP address or a domain to be added. To add an A record for example, specify the subdomain to be added, and then enter the IP address. Then click OK.

Add A record

The server will then ask for confirmation. Select Update to confirm the change.

Confirm DNS change

You will then be able to see the new record.

New A record

Remove DNS Record

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To remove a record, check the box or boxes of the record you wish to remove. Then click Remove Selected.

Remove DNS record

Check the Confirm removal box and click OK.

Confirm DNS record removal

Select Update to save the changes.

Save DNS record removal

Edit DNS Record

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To edit an existing record, click on the record you wish to modify.

Edit DNS record

Make changes to the IP address or whatever needs to be changed and click OK. You will need to click Update to save the changes.

Modify DNS record

DID YOU KNOW?

An A record requires an IP address for a domain or subdomain.
An MX record requires a domain name of a mail server for the mail to be sent to.
A CNAME requires a domain to use as an alias.
A TXT record can be used to specify an SPF record for the domain.
A PTR record is a reverse DNS record where a specific IP address points back to a domain name.