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Creating an A Record and pointing to eDirectory

Last Updated: Oct 06, 2017 03:25PM BRT
If you are hosting your eDirectory site on our servers, but wish to keep your email services with your current hosting provider, you can create an A record and point it to the IP Address provided to you during the initial setup of your eDirectory. This process takes a couple of hours to fully propagate and your domain will be down temporarily during the propagation period but will not affect your email services.


1. Log in to your Godaddy Account Manager
2. Under  Domains, click Launch.
3. Do one of the following:
          From the Tools menu, select DNS Manager, and then click Edit Zone for the domain name you want to update.
          Click the domain name you want to update, and, in the DNS Manager section, click Launch.
4. Click Add New Record. The Add DNS Record window displays.
5. From the Record type list, select A (Host). Then type @ (this will point both and to your eDirectory hosted site)
6. Points to IP Address — Enter your eDirectory site IP address (this will be provided to you upon setup/installation)
7. TTL — Select how long the server should cache the information. You can select  1 hour or leave it to default.
8. Click OK.
9. Click Save Zone File, and then click OK. The new A record displays in the A (Host) section.


1. Log into your bluehost cpanel
2. Select the "DNS Zone Editor" icon in the "Domains" section.
3. Select the domain you're modifying from the drop-down box.
4. Scroll down to the heading named "Add DNS Record"
         In the "Host Record" field, enter the desired record name
         Leave the "TTL" field at it's default setting
         Select the proper entry type for your application, from the drop-down labeled "Type"

          In the "Points To" field, enter the IP address that the record should resolve to.
         Other fields may appear depending on the type of record you are creating.
5. Click on the "Add Record" button to create the record


1.       Login to your hostgator cpanel:
2.       In cPanel, you have an icon under "Domains" called "Simple DNS Zone Editor". This feature allows you to create and edit A and CNAME records.
3.       Add an A record and type in your eDirectory site IP address then save

Other Hosting Providers

The setting is very similar across hosting providers, however, if you have any questions or concers please contact your hosting company directly.