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Learn how to modify your DNS settings with Host Monster

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Written by Webydo Support
Updated over a week ago

When you create a site, Webydo automatically assigns it a name, which appears in the Site Title parameter of the Settings dialog box (a name similar to site9260363). This is your site’s internal sub-domain name in Webydo. 

When you are ready to open the website to the public, you should attach it to a domain of your own. Note: attaching a domain name is only possible if you have a plan purchased.

Step 1: Add the Domain to Webydo Site Settings

1. Access Webydo's Dashboard and then click the + Add A Domain button for the site.

2. This will open Site Settings on the Domain & Email Tab.

3. Click the Add a New Domain button: 

4. Write your domain name in the input field that just appeared and click Continue.

5. Repeat this step until all domains are added. Be sure that you add every domain in twice. Once with and once without www

6. Our system will automatically check to make sure your DNS settings are connected properly. 

7. If your Status is "Waiting for domain registrar connection" this means you need to modify your domain's settings. 

8. If your status is "Domain Registrar Connection Successful" then your domain is connected properly, and you can skip to Step 3.

Step 2: Open Your Host Monster account and update your DNS Settings

2. Click on "domains" in the top menu to open your domain list

3. Scroll down and select the domain you are connecting

4. Once selected, the panel on the right will update with your domain options

5. Click on "Manage DNS records" 

6. This will open the DNS Zone Editor

7.  Scroll down to the A (Host) section and find the host record with the @ symbol and click on "edit" to modify the record

8. Replace the current default IP with the Webydo IP Address:

It should look like this:

9. Click "save"

10. Scroll down to the CNAME (Alias) section and find the host record for www
and click on "edit" to modify the record

11. Replace the current default domain with the Webydo CNAME:

It should look like this:

12. Click "save" and you're all done! 

Host Monster will update your new DNS settings automatically. 

  • Please note that DNS changes can sometimes take up to 48 hours to update.

Step 3: Publish your Site

1. Close 123 Reg and go back to your Webydo Dashboard. 

2. The link icon and status should automatically now show the domain is connected. 

3. Close site settings, and click Edit SIte to open your studio. 

4. Click PUBLISH in the top right corner - and your site will now be live on your domain!

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