Right after adding your site to MagicPress, your MagicPress panel will look like this.

For your site to be available to the public, you’ll need to configure your domain settings. Specifically, you’ll need to change the name servers on your domain registrar to the ones provided in the nameservers setup section of your MagicPress panel.

Clicking set up your nameservers will reveal the name servers you’ll need to enter for your domain.

Note that the values shown in the image above are only examples. You need to use the values provided in your MagicPress panel.

Then, you’ll need to visit your domain registrar, in this case 1&1, and perform the following steps.

  1. Log in to the 1&1 Control Panel using your Customer ID OR domain name and your password. If you have only one package, you will land on the Administration page. If you have more than one package, select the package in question to reach its Administration page.1and1-package-overview
  2. Click Manage Domains from the Domains panel.
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  3. Click the arrow icon next to the domain name in question to display an options menu.1and1-domain-center-home-page
  4. Select Edit DNS Settings from the Domain Settings section of the options menu.1and1-domain-center-home-page-edit-dns-settings
  5. You can now fill out the name server fields with the name servers provided in the MagicPress panel shown above. Click the Other name servers radio button. Enter the first name server address into the Name Server 1 text box. Select My secondary name servers from the Additional name servers drop-down box to add a second address. Enter the rest of the name server addresses into the Name Server 2, 3 and 4 text boxes. Click the Save button to save your settings.
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A confirmation page is displayed.

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Note: Once you have made changes to your nameservers at the registrar, there will be 24-48 hours of DNS propagation during which your website may not be available.


Alternatively, you can direct your domain to MagicPress by creating an A record in the DNS settings of your domain registrar.

First, click set up your nameservers on your MagicPress panel.

This will reveal the data that needs to be entered in the A record.

Note that the values shown in the image above are only examples. You need to use the values provided in your MagicPress panel.

Then, you’ll need to visit your domain registrar, in this case 1&1, and perform the following steps.

  1. Log in to the 1&1 Control Panel using your Customer ID OR domain name and your password. If you have only one package, you will land on the Administration page. If you have more than one, select the package you want to in order to reach its Administration page.
  2. Click Manage Domains from the Domains panel.
  3. Click the arrow icon next to the domain name in question to display an options menu.
  4. Select Edit DNS Settings from the Domain Settings section of the options menu.
  5. Select 1&1 name servers under Name Servers (if it isn’t selected already). Select Other IP address and insert the IP address provided in the MagicPress panel (shown above) in the respective field.
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  6. Click the Save button when finished. A confirmation page is displayed informing you that your changes will be updated.

Note: Once you have made changes to your DNS settings at the registrar, there will be 24-48 hours of DNS propagation during which your website may not be available.