Using BIND Instead of Microsoft DNS (Windows)

On Windows, there are two DNS servers available as Plesk components: Microsoft DNS and BIND. The default Plesk installation includes only Microsoft DNS. However, you can install the BIND DNS server and switch to it at any time.

To switch from Microsoft DNS to BIND:

  1. Go to Tools & Settings > Updates and install the BIND DNS server using the Plesk Installer.
  2. Go to Tools & Settings > Server Components and click DNS Server.
  3. Select BIND DNS Server and click OK.

When you have both DNS servers installed on your server, you can switch between them at any time on the page Tools & Settings > Server Components > DNS Server.