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How to add/change a DNS records in Plesk

How to add/change DNS records in Plesk?


Make sure the website DNS is resolving to your server with us.

1. Login to Plesk » Websites & Domains » Hosting & DNS » DNS

2. Click Add Record

3. Choose a Desired Record Type you want to add A Record example

A Record:

An A record maps a domain name to the IP address (IPv4) of the computer hosting the domain. An A record uses a domain name to find the IP address of a computer connected to the internet.

4. Record Type CNAME Record example

CNAME Record:

A “canonical name” (CNAME) record points from an alias domain to a “canonical” domain or subdomain is an alias of another domain. A CNAME record is used in the alternative of an A record. All CNAME records must point to a domain, never to an IP Address.

5. Record Type MX Record example

MX Record

An MX record, or mail exchange record, is a DNS record that routes emails to specified mail servers. Depending on your email host, MX records vary. Some may have multiple MX records, like Google Workspace, and Zoho, and some may only have one, like HostingHome.

Setting up email requires following

MX Record Priority: The ‘priority’ numbers before the domains for these MX records indicate a preference. the lowest priority value is recommended. The email server will always prefer the lowest value priority first.

Mail’s A record: This is the IP Address pointing to your preferred email server.

If your domain uses HostingHome‘s name servers, your emails are automatically set up to use our servers.

6. After making any necessary edits, click the OK button to finalize your changes.