Hosting a domain not registered with XMission

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If domains are registered with XMission, hosting will work automatically. If a domain is not registered with XMission, a little bit more work is necessary.

Name Servers

If you want XMission to handle your DNS completely, you need to point the Name Servers of your domain to us. This can be done through the control panel your registrar offers. Locate the section used to declare the name servers, and set them as follows: Primary: Secondary:,

This will point the name servers at XMission, and after that information has propagated (15-30 minutes usually), any DNS you have with XMission will take effect.

Web Hosting Only

If you're happy with your registrar controlling your DNS, or have the name servers pointed elsewhere already, but still want to have XMission host your website, we need to update the DNS itself. In your registrars/dns hosts control panel, you will want to add an A record' for your website, pointing at the IP address of your server (found under Websites and Domains, next to IP Address in your hosting control panel for your domain). Typically, the A record is formatted as follows:

Record Type: A Domain/Record Name: @ IP Address: The IP address of your shared hosting.