Adding custom A records
The Address record (A record) gives you the IP address of a domain. That way, users that try to go to www.example.com will get to the right IP address.
To add a new DNS A record, you need to provide a set of parameters:
- Name: the string appended to the domain name to create a FQDN mapped to the IP. For example, if your domain name is besthosting.com, entering cp will make the fully qualified domain name cp.besthosting.com.
- TTL (a Time To Live): seconds to elapse before the record is refreshed in the provider's DNS cache.
- Data: the IP address that fully qualified domain name will be mapped to. You can get this IP address with any ping utility.