DNS records: a complete guide

DNS (Domain Name System) is an Internet system that converts human-memorable domain names (like example.com) into computer-readable addresses (like 192.0.32.10). DNS uses zone files in your server to map domain names to IP addresses. The DNS records accessible through your HostPapa dashboard are A, CNAME, MX, and TXT. In this […]

How to test your website before changing DNS

In this article, we will show you how to test your website before changing your DNS. Once you have built your website, you should test its design, navigation features, and other functionality before launch. However, if you have yet to purchase a domain, or it’s currently being used to host […]

How to update your DNS

In this article, we’ll show you how to update your DNS and change its nameservers through your HostPapa Dashboard. Please note that you will only be able to update this information if you do not have a promotional domain (which is a domain that was included free as part of […]

How to create an SRV record in DNS

In this article, we’ll show you how to create an SRV record in DNS with your HostPapa cPanel. Already have an SRV record and need to update it? Please read our tutorial on how to update an existing SRV record. What is an SRV record? A Service record (SRV record) […]

How to create an MX record in DNS

In this article, we’ll show you how to create an MX record in DNS with your HostPapa cPanel. Already have an MX record and need to update it? Please read our tutorial on how to update an existing MX record. What is an MX record? A mail exchanger record (MX […]

What is DNS?

In this article, we’ll provide a basic overview of DNS and other domain definitions that may be useful when configuring your DNS information.  What is DNS? DNS (Domain Name System) is an Internet system that converts human-memorable domain names (such as mywebsite.com) into computer-readable addresses (such as 64.0.32.10). All computers […]

How to refresh your local DNS cache

A DNS cache is a temporary database, maintained by a computer’s operating system, that contains records of all the recent visits and attempted visits to different websites. In other words, a DNS cache is just a memory of recent DNS lookups that your computer/device can quickly refer to when it’s […]

Configuring DNS settings in Protection Power

Configuring DNS Settings in Protection Power To get the Content Delivery Network and Web Application Firewall enabled in Protection Power, DNS settings need to be configured. To do so, please follow these steps: 1. Log in to your HostPapa Dashboard. 2. Click on My Services. 3. Under Website Protection, locate […]

How to edit the Reseller DNS Zone template

Warning: This is an advanced feature of your WHM – if you are unsure about doing this, please open a support ticket here: https://hostpapa.com/dashboard Support ticket tips/info: https://www.hostpapa.ca/knowledgebase/kb/how-to-open-and-access-support-tickets/ A member of the HostPapa support team will be happy to help you. This feature of WHM allows you to apply a set […]