HostMonster Web Hosting Help

How to Modify Your DNS Records


HostMonster provides a simple and powerful interface to manage all your DNS Entries:

  • MX entries
  • A-Records
  • CNAME records
  • SRV records
  • AAAA records
  • TXT records

How to change a DNS Entry

Creating new records is easy. Here's a brief example of how this is done:

  1. Log into your HostMonster Control Panel.
  2. Select the "DNS Zone Editor" icon in the "Domains" section.
  3. Select the domain you're modifying from the drop-down box.
  4. Scroll down to the heading named "Add DNS Record"
    • In the "Host Record" field, enter the desired record name
    • Leave the "TTL" field at it's default setting
    • Select the proper entry type for your application, from the drop-down labeled "Type"
    • In the "Points To" field, enter the address that the record should resolve to.
    • Other fields may appear depending on the type of record you are creating.
  5. Click on the"Add Record" button to create the record

Our environment does not support Reverse DNS Lookups. This means that a Reverse DNS Lookup will not resolve to the domain name, but instead to the server that the hosting account is on.

Records can be edited and deleted by clicking on the links next to each record listed in the DNS Zone Editor. Please note that you must have an active hosting account to utilize custom DNS Records.

We do have TXT entries and PTR entries to help with SPF records when sending email. This shows the email was legitimately sent from a HostMonster server, where the domain will be listed if a Reverse DNS Lookup is done.

Please Note: To utilize custom DNS records such as A Records, MX Records, CNAMEs, TXT records, et cetera, you must have an active, open hosting account with HostMonster. Without an active hosting account, the only DNS that can be changed for a domain registration is the Nameservers, and all other records will be inactive.

Knowledgebase Article 361,419 views bookmark tags: dns (updated 307 days ago)

Was this resource helpful?

Did this resolve your issue?

Please add any other comments or suggestions about this content:

Recommended Help Content

What are the commonly used DNS entries? (updated 273 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 232,859 views tags: a cname dns record srv txt zone

Definition of a CNAME (updated 1000 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 222,653 views tags: cname dns zone

How do I Change My DNS? (updated 350 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 133,423 views tags: change delegate dns modify

Related Help Content

Do you support wildcard subdomains or wildcard DNS entries? (updated 890 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 81,267 views tags: dns domain subdomain wildcard zone

A definition of AAAA Records (updated 942 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 60,681 views tags: aaaa dns record zone

How I do point my domain to my Wix account? (updated 1287 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 87,327 views tags: cname dns wix zone

I am trying to edit my web page and I have no idea how to? I need to know how to go into the site and fix it. My webpage has a error in the first paragraph. I don't know how to fix it? Can you help? (updated 916 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 152,858 views tags: edit html upload webpage

I would like to change my MX Record so I can use a mail server with another provider. (updated 750 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 190,427 views tags: dns mail mx

I'm getting the message "There is No DNS Entry" when I get to my domain name... (updated 1359 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 148,270 views tags: dns domain

How do I flush my DNS cache? (updated 1742 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 96,238 views tags: dns network

How do I find the settings to configure my email account? (updated 944 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 82,071 views tags: email settings