Setup your Domain with DNS records

How to configure your DNS to display your SiteManager website.

In this article

  1. Introduction about DNS settings
  2. Add CNAME
  3. Add A-records
  4. Adding a subdomain

Each domain name comes with DNS records, to make sure that all web and mail traffic are sent to the correct servers.

The two most important records we need for setting up our domain are:
- CNAME records

- A-records

👉 Head to the control panel of your domain name hosting provider (e.g. Combell,, GoDaddy, ...) to access the DNS records of your domain name.


1.   CNAME-record

A CNAME record can map the web address to the actual web site for the domain

Add this CNAME record to your DNS settings

refer to destination



Test your CNAME:


2.   A-record

An A-record links a domain to an IP address. This way, your domain name refers to your hosting account on servers.

Add these 2 A-records to your DNS settings

refer * to IP address 
refer to IP address




Test your A-Record:



Set your TTL as low as possible.

Lower values mean your DNS gets updated more quickly — which means if you make changes to where your website is hosted, they take effect more quickly.

Take in mind it can take some time before any DNS changes take effect. For an A-record or CNAME it could easily take up to 24 hours.

Always be careful when deleting already existing records, if you're not 100% sure contact your hosting support.

4.   Adding a subdomain

To add a subdomain, there are a few additional steps involved. First, you need to add a new CNAME record and an A-record.

Both the A-record & CNAME have to point to & use a TTL of 60

For example when adding the subdomain, "connect," to our domain:,

Additionally, we need add the CNAME record, such as www.connect