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Jan 14, 2008

i have just created a dns ZONE for my domain, but i dont know what to use for ftp service.

i looked up in cpanel dns zone records for the domain i created and it looks like this... i am confused what to use CNAME or A record for an FTP entry

ftp 14400 IN A <IP> (for sites on shared IP)
ftp 14400 CNAME (for sites with dedicated ip)

what is the difference? what if i change to

ftp 14400 IN CNAME (for sites on shared IP)
ftp 14400 A <IP> (for sites with dedicated ip)

Also, how many A records i can place in zone file?

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like the picture attached

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Aug 27, 2008

I am simply wanting to map on to So i setup a CNAME on Once propagated mydomain is not being picked up and is defaulting to the cpanel successfully installed screen.

I have tried this on another of our servers and this does work.

So my question is: can you use a CNAME to map to without having to add the to the apache VirtualHost ServerAlias?

It does seem like you can as i have this working on one server - is there an apache setting somewhere to block this?

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Can anyone point me in the right direction to learning how to accomplish this task.

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