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Edit Reseller DNS Zone Template
In November 2014 Bluehost announced that it will no longer be accepting new shared Reseller hosting signups. As part of that announcement, Bluehost announced a partnership with ResellerClub wherein Bluehost is recommending ResellerClub as the hosting partner of choice for Reseller hosting.
To learn more about this change please see: Reseller Hosting Services FAQ
This feature of WHM allows you to apply a set of default DNS records everytime you Create a New Account.
Modifying the DNS Zone Template can help you ensure that any custom DNS settings you may have or want each customer to use is used for each new sign up you have. And example of the default Template can be reviewed below.
Example of DNS Zone Template
; cPanel %cpversion% ; Zone file for %domain% $TTL %ttl% @ %nsttl% IN SOA %nameserver%. %rpemail%. ( %serial% ; serial, todays date+todays 86400 ; refresh, seconds 7200 ; retry, seconds 3600000 ; expire, seconds 86400 ) ; minimum, seconds %domain%. %nsttl% IN NS %nameserver%. %domain%. %nsttl% IN NS %nameserver2%. %domain%. %nsttl% IN NS %nameserver3%. %domain%. %nsttl% IN NS %nameserver4%. %nameserverentry%. IN A %nameservera% %nameserverentry2%. IN A %nameservera2% %nameserverentry3%. IN A %nameservera3% %nameserverentry4%. IN A %nameservera4% %domain%. IN A %ip% localhost.%domain%. IN A 127.0.0.1 %domain%. IN MX 0 %domain%. mail IN CNAME %domain%. www IN CNAME %domain%. ftp IN A %ftpip%
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 to not load.
If you feel uncomfortable or unsure about making these changes, please feel free to contact Bluehost support via phone or live chat and we will be more than happy to assist you with these changes.
- Login to your WHM.
- Under the list to the left click DNS Functions.
- Click Edit Zone Templates.
Here you will see three templates. The standardvirtualftp template is used for every new account. Please choose and edit this template with your custom settings.
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