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New Servage Hosting account – DNS records

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 by Helge

A DNS record is a database record used to map a URL to an IP address. DNS records are stored in DNS servers and work to help users connect their websites to the outside world. When the URL is entered and searched in the browser, that URL is spf2forwarded to the DNS servers and then directed to the specific Web server. This Web server then serves the queried website outlined in the URL or directs the user to an email server that manages the incoming mail. The most common record types are A (address), CNAME (canonical name), MX (mail exchange), NS (name server), PTR (pointer), SOA (start of authority) and TXT (text record). Via the Servage control panel,  you have full control of your DNS settings. You can use your individual settings for a large numer of DNS record types, e.g. SPF, MX, NS, SRV, A, AAAA, CERT and many more. In THIS guideline, you find the procedure how to create or alter your DNS records via your Servage control panel.

Her is an explanation of some of the most common DNS records:

  • Address Mapping record (A Record)—also known as a DNS host record, stores a hostname and its corresponding IPv4 address.
  • IP Version 6 Address record (AAAA Record)—stores a hostname and its corresponding IPv6 address.
  • Canonical Name record (CNAME Record)—can be used to alias a hostname to another hostname. When a DNS client requests a record that contains a CNAME, which points to another hostname, the DNS resolution process is repeated with the new hostname.
  • Mail exchanger record (MX Record)—specifies an SMTP email server for the domain, used to route outgoing emails to an email server.  Your Servage MX-Records have this syntax (replace yourdomain.com with your real domain name): yourdomain.com  >> MX  >> priority 10 >> mail.yourdomain.com, yourdomain.com >> MX  >> priority 10 >> mail2.yourdomain.com and mail.yourdomain.com  >> A record >>  93.90.146.16,  mail2.yourdomain.com >> A record >> 93.90.146.17
  • Name Server records (NS Record)—specifies that a DNS Zone, such as “example.com” is delegated to a specific Authoritative Name Server, and provides the address of the name server.  Nameserver is a server on the internet specialized in handling queries regarding the location of a domain name’s various services. Nameservers are a fundamental part of the Domain Name System (DNS). They allow using domains instead of IP addresses.   The standard Servage nameserver are: ns01.servage.net, ns02.servage.net, ns03.servage.net, ns04.servage.net
  • Certificate record (CERT Record)—stores encryption certificates—PKIX, SPKI, PGP, and so on.
  • Service Location (SRV Record)—a service location record, like MX but for other communication protocols.
  • Text Record (TXT Record)—typically carries machine-readable data such as opportunistic encryption, sender policy framework, DKIM, DMARC, etc.
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