Introducing the DNS Zones Module

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Introducing the DNS Zones Module

Last updated August 20th, 2012

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical distributed naming system for computers, services, or any resource connected to a network. DNS is used to associate host names and their Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.

Using DNS means that human friendly names, such as "www.example.co.nz" can be used to locate a host, rather than using the IP address (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx or xxxx:x:xxx:xxx::xx).

DNS data is divided into manageable sets of data called zones. Zones contain name and IP address information about one or more parts of a DNS domain. A server that contains all of the information for a zone is the authoritative server for the domain - often referred to as the Name Server.

In practical terms DNS Zones allow you to link your domain with email servers, web servers, and as addresses for hosts and devices.

The SiteHost Control Panel allows you to manage the DNS Zones for any domain that is using the SiteHost Name Servers - even if the domain itself is not registered with SiteHost or managed via the Domains Module.

The DNS module allows you to:


Start: Creating DNS Zones →

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