This article covers:
What is an A Record?
Address (A) Records are a type of Advanced DNS record that direct a domain or subdomain to an IP address (IPv4) of the server hosting the website. A Records consist of the Host Name, Address, and the TTL.
This is the name of the record. Your domain name will automatically be appended to the end (example: if you enter "www" the record will change to "www.rebelexample.com" when saved). If you enter "@" it will simply be replaced with the root domain (such as, "rebelexample.com").
Address (Points To)
This is the IP address (IPv4) to which the A Record will point.
TTL (Time To Live)
The TTL sets the amount of time in seconds for the record to stay cached before retrieving it again. The default TTL is 3600, which is approximately one hour. Lowering the TTL of a new record will not decrease the amount of time it takes for the record to update.
How do I edit/add my A Records?
|Note: Any changes that you make to your Advanced DNS settings can interrupt your service. If you are not an advanced user, we strongly recommend that you not change these settings without consulting our support department.|
Login to your Rebel account, click on My Account, and select Domain Manager.
Click directly on your domain name to access the domain editing page.
On the domain editing page, select the DNS tab.
Scroll down to Manage Advanced DNS Records and click on Advanced DNS Manager.
|Important: If the Nameserver Information section shows your domain as set to Use Third Party Hosting, the Advanced DNS will only be accessible with your hosting provider. Advanced DNS records live on nameservers. You will only be able to access the Advanced DNS from within your Rebel account if the name server information for your domain is currently set to Park with Rebel, Forward Domain, or Host with Rebel.|
To add an A record, click the button to Add New Record.
Leave the Record Type set as A, and fill in the Host and Points To fields as instructed by your hosting service provider. You can leave the TTL as it is. Click the green button to Save.
To edit an existing A record, click the Edit button update the Host and/or Points To field, as instructed by your hosting service provider.
You can leave the TTL as it is. Click the green button to Save.
|Note: If your domain was already set to Park with Rebel, Forward Domain, or Host with Rebel, these records should take about 1 hour to propagate. If your domain was previously set to Use Third Party Hosting, updates can take up to 24-48 hours to propagate worldwide, though we find it's typically much closer to 6-12 hours.|