If you’ve just purchased a new domain name, you need to add the domain to the DNS servers to make it accessible to other people on the internet. If you want to host a website on it, we recommend reading this article instead of this one.
To do this, there are 2 simple things you need to do:
- Adding your domain name to the DNS.
- Adding the domain name to your web hosting plan.
You can add your domain to the DNS and web hosting plan by following the steps below:
Step 1: Log in to My Cloud86
Start by logging in to My Cloud86 with the login details that you created when you registered. If you forgot your password, just click on Forgot password. A new password will then be emailed to the email address you registered with.
Step 2: Go to Manage DNS
On the left side of your screen, click on Domain names and then on Manage DNS.
Step 3: Select the correct hosting plan and enter your domain name
Find the hosting plan you’d like to add the domain name to. Then click on the button + Add DNS zone.
Enter the domain name you’d like to add to the DNS server here. Enter the domain name without www. in front of it. For example, enter yourdomain.com. Then click on Add.
Done! Your domain name has now been added to the DNS server and is accessible on the Internet. If you’d like to redirect your domain name to another domain (website) or you’d like to host a new website on it, read the following support articles:
- To redirect a domain and add an alias: click here.
- To host a new website: click here.