How to configure DNS zones' hosting on an external name server?

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2017-03-31 17:29:11 UTC

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2017-08-08 13:44:32 UTC

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How to configure DNS zones' hosting on an external name server?

Applicable to:

  • Plesk Onyx

Question

How to configure DNS zones' hosting on an external NS server?

Answer

There are the following solutions:

  • Only an external DNS server is used.

    DNS server component can be excluded from your Plesk installation. To do this, use the custom type of installation (refer to the Deployment guide for details) and deselect the corresponding component ( BIND DNS server support on Linux and Microsoft DNS server on Windows). In this case managing zones through Plesk will not be possible. The external DNS server will be instead.

  • For some domains Plesk's DNS server is used, for the others - an external DNS server is used. For the domains that will use the external servers, Plesk's DNS service should be disabled.
  • An external DNS server is used for storing the zones information and Plesk's DNS server is used for managing zones through Plesk.

    If it is needed to use an external DNS service, there is no need to switch off the local DNS server. The local DNS server can be switched either on or off - in both cases the management of zones takes place on the Plesk's DNS server, and the changes in zones are then propagated to the external DNS.

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