You can manage DNS zones under DNS Functions in WHM. This area is for advanced users only.
Understanding DNS Zones
The function of your name servers is to locate the server and the correct DNS zone in order to get the following information:
- A Record - points your domain or subdomain to an IP address (e.g. mydomain.com -> IP address)
- CNAME Record - points your domain or sudomain to another domain name (e.g. www.domain.com -> domain.com)
- MX Records - control where your emails are received. If you want your mail hosted on another server, this is what you will need to change (e.g. domain.com -> server.ext).
- NS Records - must match the name servers you are using.
How to Change DNS Zones (MX, CNAME and A Records)
With cPanel, users are granted access to make some DNS changes from within the control panel. Please note that this effect will only work if HostGator's nameservers or private nameservers registered with HostGator IPs are being used.
- Users can create and edit A and CNAME records by going to the Simple DNS Zone Editor which is found under the Domains section in cPanel.
- Users can also create and edit MX records with the MX Entry icon found under the Mail section in cPanel. For more information, please see: Local, Backup and Remote Mail Exchanger
- Users can easily customize SPF records using the Email Authentication icon under the Mail section in cPanel.
- Users can also add TXT records using the Advanced DNS Zone Editor icon under the Domains section in cPanel.