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How Do I Change DNS for MX, CNAME, and A Records?

You can change or add MX, CNAME, and A Records in cPanel.

Note: Incorrect DNS entries can disrupt the services related to your domain name. Use of the DNS Zone Editor is not recommended for anyone unfamiliar with DNS settings. If you are unsure of how to make a specific change in your zone records, please contact a member of our Support Staff by opening a ticket in GreenGeeks

Log in to GreenGeeks and go to cPanel by clicking the “cPanel Login” button in the “Quick Server Login” section.

GreenGeeks dashboard click to log in to cPanel

In the “DOMAINS” section, click the “Zone Editor” link or icon.

cPanel select section DOMAINS Zone Editor

  • To add an individual record click the “A Record,” “CNAME Record,” or “MX Record” links.
  • To see or edit all of the zone records, click “Manage.”

cPanel DNS zone editor step 1

If you make a mistake that you can’t fix and need to reset your DNS records to the default values, click the gear icon and click “Reset Zone.”

cPanel DNS zone editor reset zone

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  1. Hi Green Geeks team,

    I have two domains that are setup with Google MX and TXT records as they link to Google for Business accounts. I am moving these domains to Green Geeks and need to setup the right MX and TXT records in DNS in green geeks to ensure that this continues to work when I cut over.

    On this page: it says to use the ““Google Apps Wizard” instead inside your cPanel account” but I can’t find this in cPanel. Do I need to do this or can I just add the right MX and TXT records?

    Thanks, Dan

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