How to manage DNS Zone Files in cPanel/WHM

2020-09-23 By Mark 2611 Views linux dns cpanel whm networking
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The Add a DNS Zone feature allows you to add and set up a DNS zone that is part of the administrative space or part of the domain name system on the server. Creating a website in WHM also creates a DNS zone. Also, you can create DNS zones in WHM without adding a website.


This guide outlines the steps that can be used to add a DNS zone in cPanel/WHM.


  1. Log in to WHM with the below URL.

    https://IPaddress:2087/
    OR
    http://IPaddress:2086/
    

    NOTE: Enter the Original IP address in the above URLs and enter your login information.

  2. Find DNS Functions section and click Add a DNS Zone option on the left navigation menu.

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  3. Enter the IP address and domain name for which you want to add zone and click on Add zone mentioned in the below image.

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    NOTE: Replace the IP address and domain name with the original.


    Now the zone can be created successfully as follows.

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  4. Find the same DNS Functions section and click Edit DNS Zone option on the left navigation menu to view and edit the DNS zone.

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    Choose the domain name that you need to view and edit, and then click on the MANAGE option that is shown in the below image.

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    You can add new entries by entering DNS record information and click ADD RECORD to add them.

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  5. If you need to delete unnecessary DNS zone, you may find DNS Functions section and click Delete a DNS Zone option on the left navigation menu to delete the DNS zone.

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    Select the zone and click on Delete.

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    Then the related DNS zone would be removed.

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