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 Hover, and perform the following steps.

  1. Log into your Hover account. If you have more than one domain names listed in your account, click on the domain name that you want to use with customized DNS records. This will take you to its Domain Details page.
    hover-domain-list
  2. Click on the Edit button in the Nameservers section.
    hover-edit-domain
  3. Your existing name servers will be displayed in the text boxes. Remove the existing name servers and fill out the respective fields with the name servers provided in the MagicPress panel shown above (click the ADD button for additional name server fields if necessary):
    hover-edit-nameservers
  4. Click SAVE.

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 Hover, and perform the following steps.

  1. Log into your Hover account. If you have more than one domain name listed in your account, click on the domain name that you want to use with customized DNS records. This will take you to its Domain Details page.
  2. Click on the DNS tab to manage records for the selected domain name.
    hover-dns-tab
  3. Click the Add New button.
    hover-dns-tab-add-new
  4. Select the Record Type A. Enter @ as the hostname, which corresponds to your domain. In the Value field, insert the IP address provided in the MagicPress panel shown above. Click Save.
    hover-add-a-record

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.