Managing your DNS Zone files using Plesk.

What is Zone file : Technically a zone is another name for a domain name or a sub-domain within your DNS server. You will have every domain and sub-domain with its zone file. Zone files contain records in plain text having DNS information that links a domain to an IP address. Every zone contains several different records. Major difference between domain and zone file is of hierarchy, a domain will have a sub-domain contained within its hierarchical structure whereas sub-domain will have a zone, its not considered as a sub-zone. There is no such thing as sub-zone, all zones are separate entity which can be linked.

If you are using Plesk as control panel for managing your webhosting account then when you create any domain it will automatically create a DNS zone for it. If you are Plesk Administrator then you have freedom to customize these DNS zones.

How to view and manage Zone files for a specific domain :
You need to Login to your Plesk as an Admin. You will get list of domains at the bottom of page, just select the domain name you want to work on. You will have Services group in which you need to click on DNS button, now you will get DNS Zone properties screen from where you can add/remove zone records, can easily change zone types, can turn off lock DNS services etc. for required domain. Thus Plesk offer you good tool for managing DNS stuffs.

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Managing DNS using Plesk.

Domain Name server is a very important service which translates domain name in to IP address. Domain names are always alphabetic and easier to remember. When you type domain name in browser the DNS service must translate the name in to the IP address. The Domain Name Server system is its own network. Plesk control panel works in cooperation with a DNS server, which enables you to run DNS service on the same machine where you host Web sites. Setup of DNS zones for newly added domains is automated: When you add a new domain name to control panel, a zone file is automatically generated for it in accordance with the server-wide DNS zone template and registered in the name server’s database and name server is instructed to act as a primary (master) DNS server for the zone.

You have the option for managing DNS settings of your server using plesk control panel.

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This post was written by on September 16, 2008

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