Please whitelist cPanel in your adblocker so that you’re able to see our version release promotions, thanks!

The Community Forums

Interact with an entire community of cPanel & WHM users!

DNS Settings for when A-Record is pointed elsewhere

Discussion in 'Bind/DNS/Nameserver' started by mitostudios, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. mitostudios

    mitostudios Registered

    Apr 18, 2015
    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    San Diego, CA
    cPanel Access Level:
    Reseller Owner
    I am moving over a new domain, where the website is hosted on a different set of servers. I will have the A-records point to that server's IP address.

    However, email is hosted with us. But the is setup by default with a CNAME record pointing to . . . which is going to be the other server by virtue of the custom A-Record. How do I keep pointing to our local server? Do I change it to an A-record??

    (And to clarify, this is not for the MX records - those will be fine. This is for connecting an email client to the server using
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
    Staff Member

    Apr 11, 2011
    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    cPanel Access Level:
    Root Administrator

    Yes, you can change the "mail" entry to an "A" record that point's to the IP address of the local server.

    Thank you.
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice