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Domain name system (DNS): is what controls the connection between your domain name with your web hosting and email servers. How this connection is made is through DNS records pointed to ip addresses or other subdomains and domains that will manage a specific aspect of the domain.

The more common records you will hear about are some of the following:

A record ( address record ) : connects the domain or subdomain to an ip address of your choice, this connects the domain to the server’s ip.

MX ( mail exchange ): connects mail headed to the domain with the mail server. Usually pointed to a subdomain

CNAME ( canonical name ): also known as an alias. Can redirect domains or subdomains to other locations. Example: www.domain.com to domain.com

NS ( name server ): these records connect the domain to the servers containing the DNS information. Setting these records usually means no need to update other records as they are set at the hosting location and not from the domain side.

TXT ( text ): used to give the ability to associate some arbitrary and unformatted text with a host or other name, such as specified by Sender Policy Framework, DKIM, DMARC, DNS-SD, etc.

SRV ( service locater ): generalized service location record, used for newer protocols instead of creating protocol specific records like MX

All of these records can be managed from the client area or hosting panel for each domain. A client can log into their Host4Porn client area and manage their domain DNS from the domains tab at the top of the client area menu bar. Find the DNS management option for each domain and you are free to point your DNS records to the place of your choosing. This can also be done by using your control panel option, for cPanel you would use “Advanced DNS Zone Editor” and update dns entries there, or on your Plesk panel from the “DNS settings” option.
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