In this KB
- How to create an A Record on DreamHost
Here, we explain how to create an A Record on DreamHost to point your website name to your newly created Cloudways application.
Part A (Settings at Cloudways)
This KB assumes you have gone over How do I take my website live from Cloudways and completed the part A section.
Part B (Settings at DreamHost)
Step 1: Manage Domains
Log into your DreamHost account and navigate to the Panel > Domains> Manage Domains section.
Step 2: Choose Domain
From the list of available domains, choose the one that you want to direct a subdomain to your new Cloudways application and click the DNS link.
Step 3: Add an A Record
- Choose the name for the subdomain that you want to point to your Cloudways application (in this example www).
- As record type choose A.
- As a value, enter the IP address of your server running on Cloudways platform that you noted earlier. In this example, it is 188.166.XXX.31.
- Click the Add Record Now button to apply the changes.
That’s it! You may need to wait a while before this change propagates across the internet and visitors start hitting your new Cloudways site.