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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bloatedstoat, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. bloatedstoat

    bloatedstoat Well-Known Member

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    We have a client who has developed a website hosted elsewhere.
    When updating the DNS entries for the domain is the configuration as follows:

    domain.com. - A - Remote IP Address
    www.domain.com. - CNAME - domain.com
    domain.com. - MX - mail.domain.com
    mail.domain.com. - A - Local IP address

    Thanks.
     
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    24x7serversecurity Active Member

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    Hello :),

    domain.com. - A - Remote IP Address
    www.domain.com. - CNAME - domain.com

    Yes, this is correct.
    You can also check if there is any specific CNAME record at the remote website builder, then insert it for www.domain.com in the DNS zone.
     
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    bloatedstoat Well-Known Member

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    G'day @24x7serversecurity, thanks for the heads up mate.
    I thought it was the case but wanted to be 100% sure.
    Thanks again
     
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    24x7serversecurity Active Member

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    You are most welcome !!
     
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    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    Hello,

    Yes, as mentioned, that's the default configuration. It will work well, however ensure you set the email routing to "Remote Mail Exchanger" via "WHM >> DNS Functions >> Edit MX Entry" on the cPanel server if the email is hosted remotely:

    Edit MX Entry - Documentation - cPanel Documentation

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