DNS management

Configure your domain and customise its DNS zone

Access to a website is done by typing the name into the URL bar in the navigator. This then associates the domain name to the IP address of the site which in turn allows it to be displayed. This connection is made possible by a protocol link called 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 the DNS zone of your domain name yourself so it points directly to your site. The configuration is done easily from your OVH Control Panel. This lets you change your hosting service at any time, without causing your web pages to go down.

Customise the management of your email addresses

Your domain is pointing to the servers of your site but you would prefer to use another server or different provider to manage your email addresses. This is possible! Set the MX field to redirect your domain emails to a server of your choice.

Tip: with SPF rules you can check the domain name of an email sender and reduce possible address spoofing.

Indicate in the DNS zone of your domain, the permitted IP addresses allowed or forbidden to send mails.

Configure the DNS zone of your subdomains

By personalising 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.

Do more:

Automate sub-domain management with wildcards! Select a single definition in the DNS zone of your domain 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, 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.