How to update DNS records in ISPConfig
1 Login to ISPConfig
2 Choose “DNS”
3 Click "Add new DNS Zone with Wizard" under DNS item
4 Enter DNS Zone records and Save
5 Click the domain and Edit its DNS records
- The majority of DNS records are “A” records. A records allow for you to point different sections of your domain to different IP addresses or servers. Each record includes a “Host Name” value and a corresponding IP Address.
- Record field: The record name for that A record. The host name will precede the “.domain.com”.
- Address field: The IP address you wish for the A record to point to.
- Examples A records: www, mail, ftp, sub domain, webmail, * and empty record.
- An important part of the email delivery system is “MX” records. MX records essentially tell the world what server to send mail to for a particular domain name.
- Priority field: The priority preference for that MX record. MX records are processed in order starting with the one with the lowest priority value and working towards high priority records.
- Record field: It is recommended to use a domain name value here as opposed to an IP address. Typically you would first create an “A” record of “mail” pointing to the IP address of your mail server, and specify “mail.domain.com” here as the address entry for the MX record.
5.3 TXT record
Typically a TXT record is used to get information about a domain. They can be used to specify what email servers are allowed to send mail for your domain with what is known as a “Sender Policy Framework (SPF)” record, which is very useful in combating spammers from falsely marking spam emails as from your domain name.