DNS stands for domain name system. This is a process used to convert the human-read domain name to a machine-readable address (ID) very unique in the website server stored. The DNS acts as an internet phonebook to the website.
All devices connected on the internet use a unique IP address and with the help of a DNS server, the process is swift. The DNS server converts a domain name from (www.olitt.com) to a more machine-accessible address like (192.168.1.1) in IPv4 or a more complex newer alphanumeric IP address (5800:kl00:2048:1::c698:d7a2) in IPv6 for easier loading.
Adding DNS records
To add a DNS record you will:
- Login to the olitt dashboard
- Click on the DNS management tab
- Add a domain name
here the Olitt server scans DNS records and attempts to automatically add all of the domain’s DNS records.
- Click on the domain name
- On the right top side, click add a record
- Add the name, type, and content.
- Submit/ add the record.
Naming rules: As Per Internet standards,
- The Name MUST be 63 characters or less,
- start with a letter while ending with a letter or digit,
- contain only letters, digits, or a hyphen as characters.
#2 Record Types:
1 Type A
A Records directs a visitor’s browser requests to an origin web server and does provide a real IP address(IPv4)
2 Type AAAA
AAAA Records directs a visitor’s browser requests to an origin web server and does provide a real advanced alphanumeric IP address(IPv6)
3 Type CNAme
CNAME Records direct a visitor’s browser requests to an origin web server hostname and does NOT provide an IP address
4 Type TXT
TXT records are commonly used for mail authentication
Note: SOA record (Start Of Authority) -This store admin information about a domain, the email address of the administrator, when the domain was last updated, and how long the server should wait between refreshes.
Here is where you input your IP address or hostname.
#4 Add button
The final step to adding the record on the Olitt DNS server.
#5 Cancel button
This terminates the adding and redirects you back to the Olitt dashboard.