Simple DNS Zone Editor

DNS is the component of the Internet which converts human-readable domain names (for example, example.com) into computer-readable IP addresses (for example, It does this through to DNS zone files that reside on your server and tie domain names to IP addresses.

There are several different types of records in a domain's zone file. This feature allows you to create and delete A and CNAME records.

Add an A record

An A record is the DNS record that maps hostnames to IP addresses. The A record is essential because it allows DNS servers to identify and locate your website and its various services on the Internet. Without an A record, your visitors will not be able to access your website, FTP servers, or email accounts.

To add an A record, perform the following steps:

  1. Select a domain from the menu.
  2. Enter the Name and Address of the A record.
  3. Click Add A Record.

Important: cPanel will configure your DNS records so that visitors will be able to resolve your website and its services (FTP, Email, etc.). A records should only be added when you add a service that is not provided by cPanel or Hosting.ph.

Add a CNAME record

CNAME record stands for "canonical name record." This record creates an alias, which will allow a server to continue the DNS lookup under the new name.

To add a CNAME record, perform the following steps:

  1. Select a domain from the menu.
  2. Enter the Name and CNAME of the CNAME record.
  3. Click Add CNAME Record.

Delete a record

To delete an A or CNAME record, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Delete next to the record you wish to remove.
  2. Click Delete to confirm that the record should be deleted.