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Edit Reseller DNS Zone Template

This feature of WHM allows you to apply a set of default DNS records every time you create a new account.

Modifying the DNS Zone Template can help you ensure that any custom DNS settings you want each account to use are  applied to each new account you create.

How to Edit the DNS Zone Template

As a reseller, you are able to update the default DNS zone template that is used when creating a new account.

Warning! Making modifications to the DNS Zone Template can cause major DNS issues and may cause sites not to load.

If you feel uncomfortable or unsure about making these changes, please feel free to contact HostGator support via phone or live chat, and we will be more than happy to assist you with these changes.

To edit the DNS Zone Template:

  1. Log into your WHM.
  2. In the left side menu, search DNS Functions.

    DNS Functions

  3. Click Edit Zone Templates.

    Edit Zone Templates

Here you will see three templates.

  • simple - Domains with an A record entry only.
  • standard - Domains on a dedicated IP address, parked domains, and addon domains.
  • standardvirtualftp - Domains on a shared IP address.

    Zone Templates

The standardvirtualftp template is used for every new account. Please choose and edit this template with your custom settings.