What are Address (A) Records and how do I edit/add them?

What is an A Record?
Address (A) Records are a type of Advanced DNS record that direct a domain or subdomain to an IP address (IPv4) of the server hosting the website. A Records consist of the Host Name, Address, and the TTL.

Host Name
This is the name of the record. Your domain name will automatically be appended to the end (example: if you enter "www" the record will change to "www.basehost.com" when saved). If you enter "@" it will simply be replaced with the root domain (such as, "basehost.com").

Address (Points To)
This is the IP address (IPv4) to which the A Record will point.

TTL (Time To Live)
The TTL sets the amount of time in seconds for the record to stay cached before retrieving it again. The default TTL is 3600, which is approximately one hour. Lowering the TTL of a new record will not decrease the amount of time it takes for the record to update.

 

How do I edit/add my A Records?

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Step 1.
Login to your Basehost account and select Domain Manager.

Step 2.
Click directly on your domain name to access the domain editing page.

Step 3.
On the domain editing page, select the DNS tab.

Scroll down to Manage Advanced DNS Records and click on New Advanced DNS Manager

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Step 4.
To add an A record, click the button to Add New Record

Step 5.
Leave the Record Type set as A, and fill in the Host and Points To fields as instructed by your hosting service provider. You can leave the TTL as it is. Click the green button to Save.

To edit an existing A record, click the Edit button update the Host and/or Points To field, as instructed by your hosting service provider.

You can leave the TTL as it is. Click the green button to Save.

 

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