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 A-records
  3. Add CNAME

 

Each domain name comes with DNS data or 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:
- A records
- CNAME records

 

1.   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 *.yourdomain.com to IP address 185.86.17.50
refer yourdomain.com to IP address 185.86.17.50


Example:

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2.   CNAME-record

A CNAME record can map the web address www.example.com to the actual web site for the domain example.com.

 

Add this CNAME record to your DNS settings

refer www.yourdomain.com to destination dns.sitemn.gr


Example:

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PRO TIP

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.