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Activating DNSSEC For A Domain

There are two sides of DNSSEC - Signing and Validation; together, they provide an increased level...

Changing nameservers at the most popular domain registrars

 The DNS configuration must be updated at your domain registrar for your domain to resolve DNS...

DNS Hosting

To set up a domain name, you need to do two things. First, you need to purchase a domain name...

DNS Quickstart - How to Manage DNS Records

When you purchased a server plan from us and upon logging in to your control panel and when you...

Difference between CNAME and A Records

A CNAME (Canonical Name) record, is an alias for another DNS record. It refers to another full...

Easy to understand Domain and DNS Glossary

301 Redirect This is a HTTP response code. For URL forwarding, it indicates a permanent move of...

Google Apps For Domain Email MX Records

Google Apps provides a common example of using MX Records for email delivery. When you create a...

How Long Does It Take for a New Nameserver (NS) Record to Resolve for My Domain?

Changing name servers usually takes longer to propagate than making changes to DNS records. it...

How Long Does It Take for a New Record to Resolve for My Domain?

If your account is active, records you add to a domain will be available within seconds from any...

How To Check & Validate DNSSEC Is Working For Your Domain

A good tool that you can use to check DNSSEC is located at...

How To Create a SPF Record For Your Domain with Google Apps

About SPF Record An SPF record is a type of Domain Name Service (DNS) record that identifies...

How to Assign Different IP Addresses to Different Apps

ServerPilot configures your server to listen on all interfaces, so if your server has multiple IP...

How to Create a Subdomain

Using subdomains with ServerPilot is exactly the same as any other domain name. If you want your...

How to Create an App

ServerPilot makes it easy to create PHP apps and manually install them onto your server using...

How to Set PTR Records and Reverse DNS

DNS is normally used to point a domain name to an IP address. For example, you would use an A...

IPv6 Domain Resolution

All our name servers have IPv6 addresses and respond to queries over IPv6.

Troubleshooting DNS Record Propagation Issues

Check that you're using a fresh DNS cache Every DNS record lookup is cached by default up to the...

Troubleshooting Domain Propagation Issues

Name server propagation delay If you recently pointed the domain to DNSimple and the domain...

What are Start of Authority or SOA Records

The Start of Authority, or SOA, record is a mandatory record in all zone files. It must be the...

What are Zone Files?

Zone files are the way that name servers store information about the domains they know about....

What is AAAA Records

The AAAA Record points your hostname to an IPv6 address. The record AAAA specifies IP address...

What is Certificate Authorities (CAs) Records

CAA records are used to specify which Certificate Authorities (CAs) are allowed to issue SSL/TLS...

What is DNSSEC?

DNSSEC is short for Domain Name System Security Extensions. It is a set of extensions that add...

What is NS Records?

Every domain has with its relevant Authority (governing registration body of Domain Names),...

What is Reverse DNS Records?

If you have to get one DNS record right, the reverse DNS record, also know as a PTR record, is...

What is Top-Level Domain (TLD)?

The top-level domain (TLD), sometimes called the internet domain extension, is the very last...

What is a A Record?

The A Record points your hostname to an IP address. The record A specifies IP address (IPv4) for...

What is a CNAME record?

CNAME stands for Canonical Name. CNAME records can be used to alias one name to another. For...

What is a DKIM Record?

DKIM stands for DomainKeys Identified Email. It provides a way to validate that an organization...

What is a Fully Qualified Domain Name

A fully qualified domain name, often called FQDN, is what we call an absolute domain name....

What is a MX Record

An MX-record (Mail eXchange-record) is a type of resource record in the Domain Name System (DNS)....

What is a PTR Record?

PTR records are used for the Reverse DNS (Domain Name System) lookup. Using the IP address you...

What is a Resolving Name Server?

In the above scenario, we referred to a "requester". What is the requester in this situation? In...

What is a Root Server

As we said, DNS is, at its core, a hierarchical system. At the top of this system is what are...

What is a TXT Record?

A TXT record is a resource record used to provide the ability to associate text with a zone. This...

What is a subdomain?

A subject related to hosts are subdomains. DNS works in a hierarchy. TLDs can have many domains...

What is a zone file?

A zone file is a representation of your domain’s zone in a text file. The text file follows the...

What is an ALIAS record?

An ALIAS record is a virtual record type we created to provide CNAME-like behavior on apex...

What is an SOA record?

What’s an SOA record? An SOA record is a Start of Authority. Every domain must have a Start of...

What is an SPF record?

An SPF record is a Sender Policy Framework record. It’s used to indicate to mail exchanges which...

What is an SRV record?

SRV records help with service discovery. For example, SRV records are used in Internet Telephony...

What is the Differences Between A and CNAME Records

The A and CNAME records are the two common ways to map a host name (“name”) to one or more IP...

What’s the Minimum Time-To-Live Provided by SimpleCloudHosting?

The standard time-to-live (TTL) for records added to DNSimple is 30 mins. Through the web...