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Once you have your domain, you’ll need to point it to your hosting account. Here’s an example of how to do this using Google Domains. Here’s why we recommend them.
Amending Your DNS Records
- Login to your Google Domains Account to see your list of domains. Once you’ve located your domain, click DNS
- Scroll down until you find Custom Resource Records.
- In the first box add an @. Ensure A is selected. Leave the next box as is then in the IPv4 address, add the IP address you were provided with in your welcome email.
That’s it for now. It can take 1-4 (and in some cases 24) hours for this to propagate across the internet so you may not see your site immediately.
While other domain registrars may look different, once you have located the DNS settings, the settings above will always be the same.
If you have created a subdomain or are hosting an application on another server, you’ll need an A record for this to.
As en example, if your subdomain is blog.example.com, add blog in the first box and the IP address above (or that of your other server) in the last box and click add.