How to Create a DNS Zone in cPanel & WHM

Jason Mazzota
by Atlantic.Net (29posts) under Cloud Hosting
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Verified and Tested 03/25/2015

Introduction

This tutorial will show you how to create a DNS zone in cPanel & WHM. This is mainly useful for when you have your own nameservers and will be using the server to host the DNS for an off-server website. If you are using our Cloud DNS or not using DNS on your server at all, you do not need to use the DNS zone editor.

Prerequisites

A server with cPanel and WHM installed. If you do not have a server already, spin up a cPanel WHM server in under 30 seconds.

Create a DNS Zone in cPanel & WHM

First, you will need to log into WHM for your server. Once you have logged in, go to the search bar and type “DNS.” Proceed to the “Add DNS Zone” section. Here, you will see at the top “Domain Selection.” You’d want to put in the IP of the server or the IP you want the domain to be on and then the domain itself. Once done, you go to “Domain Owner Information” and select the owner for the domain. If this is to be a stand-alone account, you can put it under system ownership. Once done, click “Add Zone.”

Select Add a DNS zone under DNS functions and place your servers IP and domain name followed by "Add zone"

Add a DNS Zone

 

And that’s it. You can edit the DNS Zone and add more records to it by going to “Edit DNS Zone” and selecting the new zone you made.


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