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 Gandi, and perform the following steps.

  1. Begin by logging into your domain’s control panel with the owner, administrative, or technical Gandi handle.
  2. Access the domain’s control panel by selecting the “Services” tab, then the “Domains” tab below.
  3. Click on the domain name from the list of domain names.
  4. Look at the “Name Servers” section on the lower right-hand side of the page:
    gandi-modify-servers
  5. Click on the link that says “Modify Servers”. This will bring up the page where you can fill out the name server fields with the ones provided in the MagicPress panel shown above.
    gandi-add-nameservers

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 Gandi, and perform the following steps.

  1. Begin by logging into your domain’s control panel with the owner, administrative, or technical Gandi handle.
  2. You can access the domain’s control panel by selecting the “Services” tab, then the “Domains” tab below.
  3. Click on the domain name from the list of domain names.
  4. Look down to the “Zone files” area that is on the bottom right-hand side of the page.
    gandi-zone-files
  5. Click “Edit the zone”. Your zone file will be shown with each resource record on its own line, like this:
    gandi-dnszone-normal
  6. Click the pencil icon to edit the corresponding line, or click “Add” to add a new record. You will be presented with a form that looks like this:
    gandi-a-record-normal
  7. Fill out the form with the data provided in the MagicPress panel shown above. When you’re done, click Submit. You’ll see this message:
    gandi-record-successfully-added
    Click “Activate this version”.
    gandi-activate-this-version

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.