Hos1Plus has recently added DNS management along with all hosting services. From now on, all of the clients who have at least one domain or one active service at Host1Plus can enjoy a simplified domain management process.
If some are still wondering what kind of service that is – a quick heads up are needed. DNS management is an abbreviation of the domain name system and can be understood as a simple phone book. A phone book that translates domain names into IP addresses and makes it easier to remember a combination of words (e.g., host1plus.com) rather than a bunch of numbers (e.g., 18.104.22.168) at the very end of the process. And this is not a standalone feature so far because your possibilities are much more than that.
To start using Host1Plus DNS management software, you need to log in to your client area, check the menu box on your left, and find an option called DNS Management. Now we can get started!
So What’s There For You?
- Create Domain Zones. To create a zone on DNS, you will have to add a domain you want to manage first. When a zone of a specific domain is created, it will provide you with full information about a particular domain in the DNS server. Basically, you will create a phone book (the example we’ve talked at the beginning) entry in the DNS servers that will use the zone itself as a reference point to get the data from your added domain.
- Manage Your Domain Records. Now when your zones are all being created, you can start editing them accordingly. One of the most useful things is that you can add different records for your domain chosen. Records available through Host1Plus DNS Management software are as following:
A – The most common record for setting up domain and subdomain access. This is a host record that directs a hostname to a numerical IP address.
AAAA – this is similar to A record but lets you point a domain to an IPv6 address.
CNAME – this record is used to alias one domain name to another. For example, you can enter a domain name that you want to relate to another one and then fill the domain string of that related domain. When someone visits any of your entered websites, they will see the same content on both of them.
MX – MX records explain how to send an email to your domain. In other words, it directs the domain’s mail flow to the server that was configured to process mail for your chosen domain. LOC – this type of record expresses the geographical location of your entered domain.
SPF – SPF stands for Sender Policy Framework and allows the owner of the domain to publish a list of IP addresses that can send emails on his behalf.
SRV – SRV record defines the location, hostname, and port number of the domain name you enter. SRV record points one domain name to another one while using a port of specific destination.
TXT – this is a text record that maps a DNS name to a descriptive text you enter.
All of those different records will let you doing particular things with your domain. For example, adding a certain MX record will let you add Gmail to your zone records or certain TXT record to add Google Webmaster Tools, etc. And the best thing is that no support needed to do this anymore! You can do it all by yourself!
So far, we hope that the new software will reduce human error while editing complex and repetitive DNS data. There is no need to create a separate DNS on the server anymore. As you see, DNS records and name servers are configured automatically after you specify the domain name you want to manage. Can it be easier?