Configure DNS Zone for your domain

A step-by-step guide to configure DNS information for your domain

Shameel Ahmed

Last Update vor 17 Tagen

Once your domain is created, you need to configure the DNS Zones for your domain. This article walks you through configuring the following DNS information for your domain:

1. Create an A record

2. Create a CNAME record

3. Create an MX record  

To start configuring the DNS Zones, expand Cloud menu and click Zones.

On the bottom right, click the Create new zone button.

In the Create new zone popup, enter the details and click CREATE.

The Zone is created and appears in the Zones section of the portal.

Click on the Zone widget to see the expanded view.

You can see the default records that are automatically added and the Add recordset button to add your own custom records.

We'll see how to add the following record types in the Zones:

1. A Record

2. CNAME Record

3. MX Record

A Record

An A Record points to an IP address. If you wish to set up a web server and point your domain to the web server, you need to set up a Floating IP and assign this IP to the A record with the full domain name as the subdomain.

Any subsequent requests to ideadc-demo.com will resolve to the Floating IP 163.123.196.171

CNAME Record

A CNAME records points to another name. You can use this if your content is hosted on a different domain but you wish to give your users access to the content from the current domain or subdomain. For example:

Make sure you end the CNAME with a dot (.)

You can have multiple CNAME records with cascading rules. The end rule must have an A Record that resolves to an IP adress.

MX Record

A Mail Exchanger (MX) Record points to the mail server responsible for accepting email messages on behalf of a domain name. You can have multiple MX records or load balancing and redundancy. You need to have these records configured to receive emails.

MX Records must directly point to an A Record. Pointing to a CNAME record is prohibited.

Once, all records are updated, your screen should look similar to this. Once done and verified, click on the Save All Changes button to save changes to the DNS record.

Verify DNS Settings

Once all changes are done, you can verify them by visiting the domains and subdomains from your browser. For example, go to http://ideadc-sample.com and see that it points to the web server to which the Floating IP 163.123.196.171 is attached to.

Similarly, http://www.ideadc-sample.com should redirect to http://ideadc-sample.com

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