Humans access information through domain names and browsers access information through IP addresses. In the most simple language, DNS helps browser by translating a domain name to IP address.
Once you start hosting your site with us you will have to point your domain or DNS to Breeze.io servers. To do this you will have to configure your DNS record with your DNS host. We will tell you how to do this in 2 easy steps:
- Locate your DNS information in Breeze.io
- Add CNAME and IP Address to DNS host
1. Locate your DNS information in Breeze.io
To configure the DNS you will require CNAME and IP address. You can get these easily in your Breeze.io panel.
Login to Breeze.io dashboard and click on the Manage button of the site you wish to point towards Breeze server.
On the next screen, click on Domains from the above toolbar. You will see all the information you need to configure your DNS host.
Now, all you have to do is copy the CNAME and IP address to your DNS host. Your DNS host is your Domain registrar but you can cross check it from whois.com.
2. Add CNAME and IP Address to DNS host
We have explained below how to configure DNS with the most popular hosts:
Login to your Godaddy account and go to the list of your purchased domains. Click on “DNS” next to the domain you want to point to Breeze.io
On the next DNS page, click on “Edit” next to the A record of your domain.
Here, enter “@” in the host name and enter the IP address that you copied in Step 1 in “Points to” box.
Also, check the “www” records, it should point to the CNAME or IP address in your Breeze.io dashboard. If it doesn’t, make the changes accordingly.
That’s it, You have successfully pointed your DNS to Breeze.io!
Login to your 1&1 dashboard and go to “My Products” under “Domains”. You will see a list of your domains. Click on the gear icon of the domain you want to point towards Breeze.io and select DNS from the drop-down list.
On the next page, you will have to change two records: @ and www. Click on the gear icon next to both these records and select Edit.
On the next edit screen, in the A Record, enter the IP address from your breeze.io dashboard and click on save.
Repeat the same step to edit “www” record. Copy and the CNAME from your Breeze.io dashboard.
Your DNS will be successfully pointed towards Breeze.io.
Login to your NameCheap account and click on “Manage” next to the domain name you want to point towards Breeze.io. Then select “Advanced DNS” from the top navigation bar.
Start by editing the A record first. Enter the IP address from the Breeze.io dashboard. Then edit the “www” record, select CNAME record for Type and point to the CNAME in the Breeze.io dashboard.
Once you click on save, your DNS will be pointed towards Breeze.io.
2.4 Google Domains
You will see a list of purchased domains once you log in to your Google Domains account. Click on “DNS” option next to the domain you wish to point to Breeze.io
On the next screen, select the “Use the Google Domains nameservers” in the Nameserver section. Here you will have to configure the DNS record under Custom resource records.
To configure the DNS root domain, enter @ in the first box, select “A” from the drop-down menu and enter 1H in the change time box. Lastly, in the “IPv4 address” box, enter the IP address from the Breeze.io dashboard and click on “Add”.
You will have to repeat the process to configure DNS for “www” record. Start by entering www in the first box, select CNAME in the drop-down menu. Enter the propagation time and paste the CNAME from your Breeze.io dashboard. Click on Add to successfully configure your records.
And your DNS will be successfully pointed towards Breeze.io!
Login to your HostGator Customer Portal, go to “Manage Domains” under the domains tab. Under “Advanced DNS Zone Editor” locate the A record for your root domain and the CNAME record for your www record.
Click on edit.
On the next page select the type to A and enter the IP address from your Breeze.io dashboard. You can also edit the TTL, the number of seconds it takes to propagate the changes.
Similarly to change your CNAME, click on edit and select CNAME as the type and enter the CNAME value from your Breeze.io dashboard.
That’s it! Simply click on Edit Record button to save these changes and your DNS will be pointed towards Breeze.io
Login to your NetRegistry console and locate “Manage your domains” on your dashboard. Select “Edit DNS” next to your domain and then select “Zone Manager” from the left sidebar.
Find A record with your site name like yoursite.net and select “Edit”. Enter your IP address from Breeze.io dashboard. You will also see A record with “www”, select and edit the CNAME value here.
Also, while saving both records edit the “TTL” to 600 seconds (10 minutes). And you DNS will be pointed towards Breeze.io.
Login to your Bluehost account and click on domains from the left sidebar and select Zone Editor. On the next screen, select the domain you wish to point to Breeze.io from the dropdown list. Scroll down the page and locate A record and CNAME record.
Here you can either edit the IP address and CNAME or delete the old record and add a new one. While adding a new record enter @ in the “Host Record” box, select CNAME as type and in the points to box , enter the CNAME from your Breeze.io dashboard.
Similarly edit your A records by selecting A as type and enter your IP address from Breeze.io dashboard in points to box.
Save these settings and your DNS will be successfully pointed to Breeze.io.
2.8 Register.com (RCOM)
Login to your Register.com dashboard and select “Manage” from the Domains option.
On the manage page, scroll down to the bottom and select A record from the list. Edit/change the A records to ensure it points towards the IP address from your Breeze.io dashboard.
Next, go to CNAME records page, enter www in the box and point it to your Breeze.io CNAME value.
Save these changes and once the propagation time is complete you will have your DNS pointed to Breeze.io.
2.9 Amazon Route53
Login to your Route53 dashboard and locate manage your DNS zones in Hosted zones section from the left sidebar. Select your domain from the list.
Look for any existing records with “A” or “CNAME”, if they do exist you will have to edit them otherwise you will have to add new records.
Starting with the root domain, select “A” from the drop-down menu and enter the IP address from your Breeze.io dashboard in the “Value” box. You can leave the Name box empty.
The default TTL is 300 seconds if you wish you can also edit this too.
Repeat the same process to create or edit the CNAME record. Enter “www” in the Name box and select CNAME from the Type drop-down menu. Enter the CNAME value copied from the Breeze.io dashboard.
That’s it! Wait for the propagation to see the changes.
Login to your DreamHost panel and select “Manage Domains” under “Domains” section on the left sidebar.
In DreamHost, the domains are by default “parked” to point to their servers. If you have to add your DNS records, firstly you need to “unpark” your domain.
Start by selecting “Deactivate parked” next to your domain name. Then under your domain listing, click on “DNS”.
Note: There will be a downtime when you “unpark” your domain until you add a new record.
Now to add an A record for your root domain, select the type as “A” and enter your IP address from Breeze.io dashboard under “Value”. You can leave the domain name and comment box empty. Click on “Add New Record” to save the changes.
Follow the same process to add a “www” record. Enter www in the Name box, select the type “CNAME” and enter the CNAME value from your Breeze.io dashboard.
Click on “Add New Record”. And your DNS will be successfully pointed to Breeze.io.
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