Adding a Domain to the newly launched Hosting Service

I have a domain registered and I want to host a website on this domain. In my domain registrar I do not have an option to add A, CNAME records etc. So how shall make the configuration changes in domain to host it here.

  • Adam
    • Flash Drive

    Hi Ajay M,

    Who did you register your domain name with? If you registered it yourself, you should have a domain control panel where you’re able to update your DNS records.

    When you’re logged in, look for something like DNS Management, or Advanced DNS Settings, and you’ll be able to amend your A records and/or add a CNAME.

    If you’re still unsure, perhaps we could share screens and go through it together?

  • Ajay M
    • Flash Drive

    The thing is that in my domain panel, I can see only option to change is to add Name server.

    I hv attached the screen shot.

    What I used to do is, whenever I add a new domain, I just change the name server here. Then I go to my VPS and create dns record there. But as for this domain I will be hosting with WPMUDEV, so I dont need to go to my VPS.

  • Adam Czajczyk
    • Support Gorilla

    Hi Ajay M

    With our hosting you can only use A or CNAME, there’s no other way to add the domain (like add it as “add-on domain” similar to cPanel) to the host. I’m extremely surprised though that you don’t have any option to manage DNS at all. Would you mind telling us where did you register that domain?

    I’m asking because it’s very surprising but maybe there is some “secret” way to edit DNS there or maybe we need to think about some additional solution. One way or another, it’d be good to know who’s restricting domain management that much.

    As for directing the domain to our host. Without being able to set at least CNAME (that would actually suffice) some “middleman” might be necessary so either some cheapest 3rd-party host to set nameservers to it and then set DNS from there or maybe a CloudFlare could do. I didn’t try that so far but if you were able to set domain for CloudFlare (which can be done via changing nameservers) you might be able to set A and/or CNAME there – so that might be a workaround.

    Best regards,


  • JohnHQLD
    • Flash Drive

    Hi Ajay,

    Some domain name hosting also hides the DNS entry panel with a different name e.g. Negresitry calls DNS entries ‘Zone Records’.

    I don’t recognise your host panel from the snip but google ‘add cname <name of registrar>’ e.g. ‘add cname netregistry’ usually brings up detailed instructions as well.

    It all works easily enough once propagation goes through, good luck!

  • Ajay M
    • Flash Drive

    Thanks a lot for all your responses. What I did to achieve is this:

    I had a VPS, so I added the name server pointing to my VPS.

    In my VPS capnel, I created a dns zone and added the A record and Cname record

    And now my domain is hosted with WPMUDEV.

    This is a super clean panel for managing your hosting. No craps like cpanel…need to see the performance and later shift few other sites here.

  • Aaron
    • CTO

    Just for future reference if anyone comes across this, if your domain registrar does not provide DNS hosting (most do) then you can get free DNS hosting via Cloudflare (in addition to all their other cool security/performance tools) which is one of the fastest and most reliable out there.

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