How to change DNS Zone in cPanel?

With cPanel, you now have access to make some of these changes. Note: This effect will only work once you are using HostMyCode's name servers (or private name servers which point to HostMyCode IP's).

  • In cPanel, you have an icon under "Domains" called "Simple DNS Zone Editor". This feature allows you to create and edit A and CNAME records.
  • You can also create and edit your MX records with the icon under "Mail" called "MX Entry". 
  • You can easily customize your SPF records using the icon under "Mail" called "Email Authentication".
  • You can also add TXT records using the icon under "Domains" called "Advanced DNS Zone Editor".

If you want help with making these changes, then please contact us via phone, live chat, or email/ticket with your account details, and be prepared to verify your identity for the protection of your account.

Here is some information to help you understand DNS zones.

Your name servers' job is to find the server and correct DNS zone in order to get the following information.

The NS records in the DNS zone must match the nameservers you are using.

The A record points your domain to an ip address. (e.g. -> ip address)

The CNAME record points your subdomain to another domain name, like www and mail. (e.g. ->

The MX records control where your emails are received. If you want your mail hosted on another server, then this is what you will need to change. (e.g. -> server)

The TXT records are custom records which contain machine-readable data. . TXT records must be formatted according to whichever technology you are trying to use.

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