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This document is for a previous release of cPanel & WHM. To view our latest documentation, visit our Home page.

For cPanel & WHM 11.44

(Home >> DNS Functions >> Edit Zone Templates)

Overview

This interface allows you to edit the templates that cPanel & WHM uses to create DNS zone files for new domains. This feature is useful if you have a custom DNS configuration.

Edit templates

To edit a zone template, perform the following steps:

  1. Click the template type that you wish to edit. You can choose from the following template types:
    • simple — Edit zone file templates for domains that only have an A entry.
    • standard — Edit zone file templates for domains on a dedicated IP address, addon domains, or parked domains.
    • standardvirtualftp — Edit zone file templates for domains on a shared IP address.
  2. The zone file template will appear. Make the desired changes to the file.
    • For more information about the available DNS zone template file variables, read the Variables section below.
  3. Click Save.

Variables

You can use the following variables within DNS zone template files:

VariableDescription
%cpversion%The version of cPanel & WHM.
%domain%The name of the domain that the system will create.
%ttl%The domain's Time To Live (TTL).
%nsttl%The nameserver's TTL.
%rpemail%The contact email address.
%serial%The zone record's serial number.
%nameserver%The primary nameserver's hostname.
%nameserver2%The secondary nameserver's hostname.
%nameserver3%The tertiary nameserver's hostname.
%nameserver4%The quaternary nameserver's hostname.
%nameservera%The primary nameserver's IP address.
%nameservera2%The secondary nameserver's IP address.
%nameservera3%The tertiary nameserver's IP address .
%nameservera4%The quaternary nameserver's IP address .
%ip%The domain's IP address.
%ftpip%The domain's FTP server's IP address.