DNS Management

Configure your domain name and customise your DNS zone

You access your website by typing the domain name in the browser. The domain name is then translated to the IP address of the website, which can then be displayed. This is made possible by DNS. The DNS zone is a database that contains all records for a domain name.

Point your domain to your website

With OVH, you can set your domain name's DNS zone yourself, so that it points directly to your website. You can easily do this via your Control Panel. This means you can change your hosting plan whenever you want, without causing your web pages to go down.

Customise the management of your email addresses

Your domain is pointing to your website's servers, but you would prefer to use another server or different provider to manage your email addresses. Just set the MX records to redirect your emails to a server of your choice.

With SPF rules, you can check an email sender's domain name and reduce the risk of address spoofing.
In your domain's DNS zone, specify which IP addresses are allowed or forbidden to send email.

Configure your sub-domains DNS zone

By customising the DNS zones, you can configure where your sub-domains point to (eg.: images.mysite.com, forum.mysite.com, etc..). With one click, you can connect to the directories of your choice. Your site is better organised and your visitors have easy access to the different parts.

Automate sub-domain management with wildcards! Select a single definition your domain's DNS zone and make all your sub-domains run automatically. Thanks to this operation, forum.yoursite.com, blog.yoursite.com and support.yoursite.com, etc. will be automatically redirected to your chosen directories.

Distribute your site load

With RoundRobin, you can manage the A or AAAA records and spread the load by specifying multiple IP addresses for your site. Every time someone accesses your web pages, the browser connects at random to a registered IP address. The traffic on your site remains fluid and you avoid port congestion.