Managing DNS Records in cPanel

From time to time, you may need to create a special record using your domain for applications such as Google Apps for CNAME records.

To create a custom record

  • Login to cPanel
  • Click Simple DNS Zone Editor
  • From the drop-down menu, select the domain you wish to modify
  • Determine what type of record you must add (eg. A records usually have IPs, CNAMEs use domains as the destination)
  • IF A RECORD: Type the name of the record as you would for a sub-domain and for address, provide the IP destination (eg. 127.0.0.1)
  • IF CNAME RECORD: Type the name of the record as you would for a sub-domain, for CNAME, provide the destination (eg. ghs.google.com)
  • Click Add A Record OR Add CNAME Record depending on the type of record being added

Removing custom records

  • Login to cPanel
  • Click Simple DNS Zone Editor
  • From the drop-down menu, select the domain you wish to modify
  • Below the heading User-defined records is a list of records currently on your domain, locate the record you wish to remove in this list
  • On the right of that record under the Action column, click Delete