DNS records in cp.magnethosting.ie

In the new hosting package control panel at cp.magnethosting.ie you have the ability to make any changes to the DNS settings for domains you have hosted with us that are set to use our nameservers.

Some things to note first:
1. All DNS changes in cp.magnethosting.ie can take up to 1-2 hours to become public and active

2. You have to have zone management ability enabled and that is under:
Websites >> Domainname >> Edit >> Tick the box for Zone Management Ability

You might need to make sure the appropriate subscription is selected in the Subscription drop down menu first if you have multiple subscriptions.

3. You might need to remove the default parking and\or mailhosting from your domain first to remove the system-added default records. That is done under:
Websites >> domainname >> Web>> Remove hosting

You might need to make sure the appropriate subscription is selected in the Subscription drop down menu first if you have multiple subscriptions.

4. You cannot change your nameservers in the DNS section, you can only set up the domain to be how you need it in our own nameservers. If you want to set a domain to use nameservers other than ours then please see previous FAQ.
This is done under*:
Websites (Or Home > Hosted Domains) >> Domainname >> DNS >> DNS Records
You might need to make sure the appropriate subscription is selected in the Subscription drop down menu first if you have multiple subscriptions.

The most common types of DNS records you might want to add are:

A Record
This points a hostname to a server by the server IP Address.  This is the most common kind of DNS record.  Examples are:
mydomainname.com – pointing to server 81.17.252.110
www.mydomainname.com – pointing to server 81.17.252.110
sub.mydomainname.com – pointing to server 81.17.248.40

Where mydomainname.com is your own domain and the series of numbers – the IP address, is the IP address of the server you are pointing the domain to.  Typically you can get this information from your hosting provider.

To set up an A record select the A record from the drop down menu when creating a new DNS record. Put the first part of the hostname excluding the domainname.com part into the first field (leave blank if setting it up for just the domainname.com and put in * for a wildcard A record).  Put the IP address in to the IP Address field and then submit\finish.