Point Your Domain to Us
Posted by ASO Admin on 30 January 2020 11:14 AM
We recommend that you change the nameservers for your domain to the ones we provide so that our servers can automatically manage your DNS for you; but we know sometimes it's advantageous for our customers to use a DNS server other than ours. Typically you would do this if you currently have many DNS records set up elsewhere and only wish to use A Small Orange for certain services. Otherwise, it is better to simply point the nameservers to us and manage the DNS here.
For example, say you have your domain set up at another web hosting company, nameservers and all. Then you buy hosting from A Small Orange and want your website that is from the OTHER company to utilize OUR hosting services. You would have to point your domain from the other company over to us.
Point Your Domain Over to Us
You will need to create or change some A records at your DNS server to accomplish this. In most cases you will need to create one entry for your domain without the www and another entry with the www, assuming you want your website to show up regardless of how visitors type your domain name.
The method for changing A records varies; so you will want to reference the specific instructions for your DNS server.
DNS Server DNS Display
Many DNS Servers will display these records in various fashions. Please see the examples below showing how the A records may appear.
What to Change
Leave all other information the same (formatted according to the specifications of your DNS server).
Point Your Nameservers to Another Host
If you do not use our DNS servers, you will need to manually update the individual DNS records on the remote DNS server. Any changes to your A Small Orange server, such as adding subdomains or a change an IP address, will not be reflected in the remote DNS automatically as they would if you used our DNS. If you are uncomfortable doing this, we recommend you use our nameservers instead!