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Creating an A Record: GoDaddyJuly 2, 2015


In this KB

  • How to create an A Record on GoDaddy


This is a brief guide on editing/creating DNS records in your GoDaddy account for pointing the GoDaddy registered domain(s) to the application(s) hosted on your Cloudways server.

Part A (Settings at Cloudways)

We assume that you already have added the domain(s) to your web application(s) on your server at Cloudways. If not, then visit this KB and complete Part A section before proceeding further.  

Part B (Settings at GoDaddy)

Step 1: Choose Domain

Log into your GoDaddy account, Go to Domains, choose the domain that you want to direct to your new Cloudways application, and then click on Manage DNS.



Step 2: Add an A Record

In the DNS zone file, create a new  A (Host) record or edit (if already exists). Click Add Record
Godaddy Domain Management
  • Choose the name for the subdomain that you want to point to your Cloudways application (in this example www).
  • As record type choose A (Host).
  • Under Host, type www
  • As a value, enter the IP address of your server that you noted earlier. In this example, it is 188.166.XXX.31
  • Give TTL (Time To Live) a value such as 600 (seconds) or use the default one
  • Click Save to apply the settings.

Godaddy Record Type

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.

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6 Responses

  1. Orlando Salcedo says:

    Those options are not on my console under Application Credentials.

    The following message is displayed…
    ” Looking for your credentials. Read this.”

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  4. Deborah Holtzendorff says:

    My account at GoDaddy does not have the windows shown. Now what?

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