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Changing MX, A, CNAME Records in Plesk?  Print this Article

To change an MX, A or CNAME record, do the following:
  1. Log into the Plesk control panel.
  2. Click on the Website & Domains tab.
  3. Go to DNS Settings

To change an MX record:

  1. Click on the MX record to edit.
  2. Leave Record type as MX.
  3. Leave Enter mail domain blank.
  4. Change the Enter mail exchanger to the name of your mail server (this name is supplied by your email hosting company).

If necessary, change the Specify priority of mail exchange server to the desired setting.

To change an A record:

  1. Click on the A record to edit.
  2. Leave the Record type as A.
  3. For Enter a domain name, enter the subdomain you want to host.
  4. For Enter IP Address, enter the IP of your desired server.

To change the CNAME record:

  1. Click on the CNAME record to edit.
  2. Leave the Record type as CNAME.
  3. For Enter a domain name, put in the subdomain you want to host.
  4. For Enter a canonical name, change it to the name of your desired server.
  5. After making the changes above, click OK.

The changes will take between 24 to 72 hours to update the DNS records on the internet.

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