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Setting Up a Custom Hostname for Your Private Server

Step 1: Access Domain Name Registrar's Website
- Log in to your domain name registrar's website where you manage your domain's DNS settings. This is usually where you purchased your domain name.

Step 2: Navigate to DNS Management
- Find the option to manage your domain's DNS settings. This might be labeled as "DNS Management," "DNS Settings," or something similar.

Step 3: Locate A Record Settings
- Look for the A record settings within your domain's DNS management interface. The A record (Address record) maps a domain name to an IPv4 address.

Step 4: Add or Edit A Record
- If you don't have an existing A record for the domain or subdomain you want to point to the IP address, you'll need to add one. If you already have an A record that you want to update, select it for editing.

Step 5: Enter IP Address
- In the A record configuration, you'll typically find fields to enter the hostname (or subdomain) and the associated IPv4 address. Enter the desired hostname (or subdomain) in the appropriate field and the IP address you want to point it to.

Step 6: Save Changes
- After entering the hostname and IP address, save your changes. This might involve clicking a "Save" button or something similar, depending on your registrar's interface.

Step 7: DNS Propagation
- Keep in mind that DNS changes may take some time to propagate across the internet. While some changes can take effect within minutes, others may take up to 48 hours to fully propagate worldwide. During this time, some users may still see the old DNS information.

Step 8: Verify Configuration
- Once DNS propagation is complete, you can verify that the A record is correctly pointing to the intended IP address. You can do this by using online DNS lookup tools such as

By following these steps, you can successfully point an IP address to an A record for your domain or subdomain. Additionally, with proper domain access, users can update this configuration as needed.

Updated on: 06/04/2024

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