Hosting a domain not registered with XMission
Domains registered through XMission, all hosting for that domain provided by XMission will be automatically configured properly. Domains registered through third party registrars will need to have their name servers or DNS settings configured to work with XMission hosting.
In order for XMission to handle DNS completely, the domain name servers need to be pointed properly. This can be done through the control panel offered by the registrar. Locate the section used to declare the name servers, and set them as follows:
Secondary: ns1.xmission.com, ns2.xmission.com
This will point the name servers at XMission, and after that information has propagated (15-30 minutes typically), any DNS XMission currently has 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 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.