DNS Records Guide

DNS (or Domain Name System) is a naming system for computers that essentially maps IP Addresses to Names, making it so much easier for us human beings to remember websites and ultimately interact with the Internet.

This system may seem simple at the surface, but it’s at the core of how the Internet functions as a whole, allowing people from all over the world to not only access content and information, but also take advantage of that same system to link their own domains to various services, developing websites and expanding the web.

It’s one of the corner pieces of the digital infrastructure, and an important part of what makes the Internet truly global.

Name Server Requirements

In this guide, we’ll understand how to change Name Servers and each different type of DNS Record within the Epik.com Dashboard and cPanel – but first, we need to verify your domain’s Name Servers to make sure what we set up actually works.

It’s fundamental that your domains Name Servers are set to one of these two options (the numbers may vary on the hosting name servers depending on your hosting plan):

  • ns3.epik.com/ns4.epik.com – DNS is managed on Epik.com Dashboard
  • host11.epik.com/host12.epik.com – DNS is managed on cPanel

This is especially important for External Domains, as Epik’s registered domains have our Name Servers set by default.

As Name Servers ultimately control your DNS Records, if they’re not set properly, or you have third-party ones, the DNS Records set on Epik won’t work (be looked up) since they’re not being managed by Epik.

DNS Records Guide

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