How to configure domain DNS zone if Plesk 12 server is behind NAT?

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2016-11-16 12:47:44 UTC

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How to configure domain DNS zone if Plesk 12 server is behind NAT?

Applicable to:

  • Plesk 12.5 for Linux
  • Plesk 12.0 for Windows
  • Plesk 12.0 for Linux

Question

How to configure DNS zones for domains if Plesk 12.0 is running behind the NAT?

Resolution

  1. Install the 'NAT Manager' extension:

    • Go to Plesk > Extensions > Extensions Catalog
  2. Match internal IP addresses with appropriate external IP addresses :

    • Go to Plesk > Extensions
    • Click on NAT Manager
    • Select private IP address and add appropriate external IP
  3. All 'A' records in the DNS zone for newly created domains will be matched to the appropriate external IP .

  4. For existing domains, you need to apply your DNS changes:

    • Go to Plesk > Domains > example.com > Websites & Domains > DNS Settings
    • Click on Apply DNS Template Changes

The other possible solution is described in the Knoweldgebase article #213941145

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