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Configuring DNS for your cPanel domain

You've built a site in Linux Hosting and are ready to go live. To make your site accessible to the web, you'll need to make sure DNS is properly configured. Usually DNS changes will propagate within a few hours, but it can take up to 48 hours for everything to propagate across the internet.

Warning: This article covers an advanced technical topic. If the steps are completed incorrectly, it's possible to make unwanted changes to your site. Before making changes, we recommend exporting your DNS or taking a screenshot of your DNS records as a backup. Review the Statement of Support to learn more about support for GoDaddy products and services.

1: Find your nameservers and where you manage DNS

Before making any change, check your nameservers to make sure you're updating DNS at the correct location. Your nameservers will indicate the hosting company you should use to manage your domain's DNS.

  • Domains registered at GoDaddy: View your nameservers in your GoDaddy account.
  • Domains registered elsewhere: Contact your domain registrar for information.

2. Web hosting DNS

Go to your DNS host and ensure these records are pointed appropriately so your Linux Hosting site can be accessible through the web.

A@Your Linux Hosting IP address
CNAMEwwwYour domain name (for example,
Note: DNS hosts can vary with their labeling and formatting. We recommend contacting your DNS host if you're unsure how to proceed because their requirements look different from these example records.

3. (Optional) Mail DNS

If you plan to host email at your Linux Hosting, ensure these records are pointed appropriately at your DNS host.

AmailYour Linux Hosting IP address
MX@mail.[your domain name] (for example,
TXT@v=spf1 -all
TXTadminv=spf1 -all
CNAMEwebmailYour domain name (for example,

3. (Optional) Miscellaneous DNS

Adding these records at your DNS host can be helpful for specific Linux Hosting features to work, but are not needed for basic web and email hosting.

AadminYour Linux Hosting IP address
CNAMEautoconfigYour domain name (for example,
CNAMEautoconfig.adminYour domain name (for example,
CNAMEautodiscoverYour domain name (for example,
CNAMEautodiscover.adminYour domain name (for example,
CNAMEcpanelYour domain name (for example,
CNAMEftpYour domain name (for example,
CNAMEwebdiskYour domain name (for example,
CNAMEwebdisk.adminYour domain name (for example,
CNAMEwhmYour domain name (for example,
CNAMEwww.adminYour domain name (for example,

4. Remove conflicting DNS

If you have DNS records with identical type and name combinations to your Linux Hosting, we recommend removing these conflicts. For example:

A@Your Linux Hosting IP addressAdd this record
A@A different IP addressRemove this record

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