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Control your DNS settings via your Servage control panel

Thursday, May 20th, 2021 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 forwarded to the DNS servers and then directed to the specific Web server. This Web server then serves the queried website outlined in the URL ordirects 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 number of DNS record types, e.g. SPF, MX, NS, SRV, A, AAAA, CERT and many more.


To add or alter DNS records in your Servage Hosting Account, please follow this procedure:

  • login to your Servage account
  • Go to “Domains and Websites” and navigate to “DNS”
  • choose the site for which you want to add the DNS-record from the drop down menu:

You see now a list with all DNS records added to the domain and all associated subdomains.


  • push the the green button “Add”:



  • push the button “Advanced”:



  • You see now a full list of all possible DNS settings, chose the one you want to apply and Save the DNS setting. Note that the activation of a DNS setting can take some hours!




Here 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 with your real domain name):  >> MX  >> priority 10 >>, >> MX  >> priority 10 >> and  >> A record >>, >> A record >>
  • Name Server records (NS Record)—specifies that a DNS Zone, such as “” 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:,,,
  • 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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