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Is it better to use a A record or CNAME record for FTP.

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

FTP doesn't care. In the end as long as it points to an IP address it's fine.

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For Future Beeing its better to use an CNAME so when you change the Server or the IP Address you only need the Change the A-Record for the IP Adress or the Cname if you switch servers.


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+1 thank you this is a handy tip – Saif Bechan May 7 '10 at 15:26

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