Support Category: DNS

How to update your computers DNS resolver

DNS
What is an IP address? Every device that is connected to the internet is assigned an IP address, as without an IP address you would have no method to communicate with other machines on your network and external networks. What is a DNS resolver? A DNS resolver provides a way that your computer (or...

Testing your website with a hosts file

DNS
Testing your website with a local hosts file A hosts file is used to map hostnames (ie. google.com) to IP addresses (ie. 216.58.199.78) . You can change the IP to which you resolve a certain domain name by adding entries to your local hosts file on your computer. This is particularly use...

Clearing Browser Cache

DNS
What is a cache? The browser cache is used for temporarily storing assets from a webpage to your local computer, so that when you revisit that page in the future the assets are already downloaded – speeding up page loads. This feature was a big-time saver when internet speeds were not as quick ...

What is an NS (name server) record and what do I do with it?

DNS
For your domain name to function correctly you need to assign (delegate) two or more NS records (Name Servers) to it. Here is an example of a set of NS records: ns1.dnsrecord.com.au ns2.dnsrecord.com.au If you've signed up for a hosting account, your NS records will be sent to you in the H...

Flush DNS Cache – Windows & Mac

DNS
To clear your DNS cache follow one of the following: Windows: Click Start then Run, or search for 'cmd.exe' Type the following: ipconfig /flushdns Click the OK button. Mac: Open 'Utilities' > 'Terminal' or search in Spotlight for 'Terminal' Type the following: dscacheutil -flushcach...

Changing the NS (name server) records for a domain in the client area

DNS
After a domain has been transferred into our management, you may wish to change the NS records to point the domain to our servers. To do this, login to the client area; Go to "Domains" -> "My Domains". Click "Manage Domain" next to the domain you wish to manage. Click the "Nameserve...

Adding an SPF record to your DNS

DNS
To add an SPF record to your DNS, follow these instructions: Login to cPanel Account. Click the “Email Authentication” button. Click the “Enable” button found under the SPF heading. You now have a basic SPF record setup for the domain name. Advanced users may wish to tweak it b...