Managing domain names via your client area can be an easy task with Vodien's all-new DNS Editor function. Before, you can only edit your Domain Name System (DNS) via your web hosting control panel (cPanel). But with the latest implementation, you can add or edit your domain name records along with some additional features via your billing client area. We are proud to provide our customers with a convenient, yet powerful DNS editor.
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DNS Editor provides you with these features when managing domains:
You don't need to log in to separate cPanel accounts in order to make DNS changes. All these can be managed in your dedicated billing account. To access the DNS editor, simply log in to your billing account and select Domains then click the domain name you want to edit the DNS of then select Manage DNS.
For users that only have domain name registrations with us, you can also rely on this new feature to make edits to your domain name settings via your billing account client area.
DNS stands for Domain Name System, which handles your domain's website and email settings, providing specific details for your domain. The DNS is similar to your mobile phone's contact list. You refer to your contact list when you want to call your friends or family members.
Your contact list works the same way as the DNS where it manages a whole directory of domain names. Each domain name contains the actual Internet Protocol (IP) address. For example, whenever you enter a website on your browser, the DNS system will direct you to the right IP address and display the requested website on your browser.
To learn more about DNS, please refer to the DNS Records Knowledge Base Article.
A (address) Record
The most common type of record, A records route domain names to their corresponding IP addresses. This type of record only keeps IPv4 addresses.
This type of record functions the same as A record, but their difference is that AAAA records only hold IPv6 addresses.
CNAME (canonical name) Record
The CNAME record is used when a domain is an alias for another domain or subdomain. This record never points to an IP address. For example, your main domain www.heyrachel.com has subdomains of blog.heyrachel.com and help.heyrachel.com. If you want these subdomains to point to your main domain, you’ll have to use a CNAME record. Your main domain will then point to its IP address through an A record.
MX (mail exchange) Record
MX records show what mail servers your emails should be directed to. For example, if your domain name is www.heyrachel.com, the MX record would show that it should point to mail.heyrachel.com.
NS (name server) Record
NS Records contain the name servers that are responsible for a domain. For example, for the domain name www.heyrachel.com, the NS record would show that it points to the name server ns1.serverexample.com.
PTR (pointer) Record
This record is the reverse version of the A or AAAA records where it directs IP addresses to their corresponding domain names. This type of record is also used in reverse DNS lookups.
CERT (cert) Record
This record type serves as a storage for encryption certificates. These certificates can be used to authenticate the sending and receiving parties.
SRV (service location) Record
SRV records are used to store the location of the host and port information of internet services. These services can be email or voice over IP (VoIP).
TXT (text) Record
TXT records store descriptive text. This contains important information about a domain’s ownership.
SOA (start of authority) Record
This record is used to hold key information about the admin of a domain. This includes the admin’s email address, domain serial number, refresh interval, retry interval, etc.
You can find instances of using the DNS Editor when you need to point certain services away from Vodien. This includes using your domain name email address to send out your emails through your marketing automation software. It could also be when you have your web hosting service purchased elsewhere, and you have to point the nameservers to that of your other web hosting service provider.
By default, all nameservers and Mail Exchanger records are pointed to Vodien, and you will have to edit the records separately if either of your web hosting or email hosting is hosted elsewhere. With the DNS Editor, you will be able to view, edit or remove DNS records of the domains under your billing account.
Most of our customers often ask us on how to update their DNS to point certain functions to third-party service providers. So, we have created a list of pre-defined DNS templates for such popular service providers to allow customers to easily integrate their service. The current third-party DNS Template Configuration list includes:
With your suggestions, we will be able to populate other DNS templates for more third-party service providers. Please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] if you would like to see another provider on the list.
When you purchase domains from us, you get exclusive access to our proprietary DNS Editor. This all-in-one tool makes it possible for you to manage DNS records and customize other domain settings from a single portal.
If you want to know how to get your own domain and run it with your web hosting service, first check if it's available on our Domain Name Checker tool. Don't limit yourself with just .sg or .com domain extensions. Anything can be possible! If you require further assistance, contact us today, and we’d be more than happy to assist you.