Changing MX, A, CNAME Records - Plesk Panel

Changing DNS Zone Records

In order to navigate to the DNS Editor in Plesk, please follow the instructions below:

  •     Log into Plesk.
  •     Under Hosting Services, click on Domains.
  •     Find the domain to be edited, and click on the corresponding Control Panel link on the far right.
  •     Click the Websites & Domains tab.
  •     Click the DNS Settings link.
  •     Click on [Manage] to select the appropriate domain.

MX Records

To edit an MX record:

  •     Click on the existing MX Record under Host to edit.
  •     Change the Record type to MX (if necessary).
  •     Mail domain should be left blank.
  •     Set the Mail exchange server to the name of your mail server (for example ghs.google.com).
  •     Priority Number(s) would be provided by the party who gave you the mail exchange server; if not, very high(0) is fine.
  •     After making your changes, click OK.

A Records

To edit an A Record:

  •     Click on the existing A Record under Host to edit.
  •     Change the Record type to A (if necessary).
  •     For Domain name, put in the subdomain you want to host (if necessary).
  •     For IP Address, enter the IP of your desired server.
  •     After making your changes, click OK.

CNAME Records

To edit a CNAME Record:

  •     Click on the existing CNAME Record under Host to edit.
  •     Change the Record type to CNAME (if necessary).
  •     For Domain name, put in the subdomain you want to host (if necessary).
  •     For Canonical name, enter the name of your desired server.
  •     After making your changes, click OK.
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