How To Add a Custom DNS Record in Plesk Control Panel?

DNS records serve to facilitate domain name translation and help visitors reach your website online. When a domain is created in Plesk, all the necessary DNS records are added automatically. However, Plesk also enables you to add custom DNS records, as explained below.

To add a custom DNS record to the domain’s DNS zone in Plesk Control Panel:

  1. Login To Plesk Control Panel.
  2. Go to the Websites & Domains.

  3. Locate the name of the domain you wish to create the DNS record for.
  4. Click on DNS Settings.
  5. Click on Add Record.
  6. Select the type of DNS record you want to create from the Record type drop down list. The options are:
    • NS: Create a nameserver record.
    • A: Create an A record.
    • AAAA: Create an A record for an IPv6 IP address.
    • CNAME: Create a Canonical Name record.
    • MX: Create a Mail exchanger record.
    • PTR: Create a Pointer record.
    • TXT: Create a Text record.
    • SRV: Create a Service Locator record.
  7. Enter the details of the new DNS record you’re creating. The information Plesk asks for will vary depending on the type of record you are creating.
  8. When you are done, click OK.
  9. On the next screen, click the Update button to save the DNS record deletion changes to the server.

Note: Please remember that DNS Records changes can take 24 to 48 hours to propagate.

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