A Record (DNS)

Definition:

The most important type in a DNS record set. It tells what IP a domain name points to. Thus when a user types in a domain name, the browser can get the IP and connect to your server.

 

If you buy your domain name from a different company than your hosting server company, you do the following to point domain name to your server:

  • Write down your server IP.
  • Go to your domain company website and look for something like “DNS management”
  • Add/modify your A-Record as:
    • Name: your domain “example.com“.
    • Value: IP address

Remark: different websites might use different names besides “Name” and “Value”.

Examples:

Type Name Value TTL
A google.com 600