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How to use DNS Manager ?


Introduction :

The DNS Manager is a new Module provided by World Cloud Hosting to add and manage your domain name dir Servers.

Step 1 - Connect to your Client Area 






Step 2 - Reach the My Domain Category



Step 3 - Access the DNS Manager Module



Step 4 - Add a Zone

A zone, is a combination of a domain name and an IP address. When you add a zone, you will point a domain name to your server via an IP address. You can add multiple domain names in an IP Address.

- Add a zone by clicking on the Add Zone Button



- Add a Domain Name and an IP Address then click on "Add Zone"




- Your Zone is now Added



Step 5 - Edit a Zone

You can Edit a selected Zone. By editing a zone, you will be able to add records (A, NS, MX, CNAME, ...)



Different records are added by default in your chosen zone. You can also add specific records you need




These are the attributes used by the DNS Manager :

Name : It is the name of your chosen record (mail., www., mx., ...)
TTL : Time To Live is the time that the information will be saved in the cache memory. It is generally 86400 seconds (24h)
Target : It is the taget of your record. It can be your IP address if it "A" record, ns1.smartxhosting.com/ns2.smartxhosting.com if it is an "NS" record, ...

These are the different type of records used :

A : Returns a 32-bit IPv4 address, most commonly used to map hostnames to an IP address of the host, but also used for DNSBLs, storing subnet masks in RFC 1101, etc.
AAAA : Returns a 128-bit IPv6 address, most commonly used to map hostnames to an IP address of the host.
NS : Delegates a DNS zone to use the given authoritative name servers
MX : Maps a domain name to a list of message transfer agents for that domain
CNAME : Alias of one name to another: the DNS lookup will continue by retrying the lookup with the new name.
DNAME : DNAME creates an alias for a name and all its subnames, unlike CNAME, which aliases only the exact name in its label. Like the CNAME record, the DNS lookup will continue by retrying the lookup with the new name.
LOC : Specifies a geographical location associated with a domain name
TXT : Originally for arbitrary human-readable text in a DNS record. Since the early 1990s, however, this record more often carries machine-readable data, such as specified by RFC 1464, opportunistic encryption, Sender Policy Framework, DKIM, DMARC DNS-SD, etc.
SRV : Generalized service location record, used for newer protocols instead of creating protocol-specific records such as MX.
SOA : Specifies authoritative information about a DNS zone, including the primary name server, the email of the domain administrator, the domain serial number, and several timers relating to refreshing the zone.

Step 6 - Save Change
Don't forget to save all the changes done on the DNS Manager



Step 7 - Point your domain name to our DNS Server

The most important thing to do, is to point your domain name to our DNS Server (if the domain name is not acquired from World Cloud Hosting)

Go to the manager of your Domain Name Registrar and add these two DNS addresses :

Primary DNS :

ns1.smartxhosting.com

Secondary DNS :

ns2.smartxhosting.com




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