Weebly DNS


#1

Hello,

I have built a website using Weebly and am trying to set it up with my hosting which is with dreamhost.

I am supposed to change the A group (I believe that is what it is called) to a new IP address but I cannot for the life of me get this to work.

I have read that I am supposed to remove the “full” hosting that it has and then click DNS and add them, but nothing is happening when I do this.

Does anyone here have any ideas or experience with weebly? Any help would be highly appreciated.

Thank you!!![hr]
Sorry, A-Record…not A-group…got some terminology screwed up.

Thanks


#2

you have pretty much state the procedure, make sure the domain or subdomain is not fully hosted and then add an A-record via the DNS link.

One thing, it make take longer for the DNS to fully propagate however. You will most likely not immediately have access via the new A record. it can take 4-24 hours for DNS to fully propagate and maybe longer to some worldwide locations.


#3

Am I simply supposed to add one A-record with the IP or do I have more to do?

I was unaware of DNS taking a while to fully propagate as I have a webmaster for all of my other websites. So, I will wait a while before doing more to see if it worked this time

Thank you very much for your reply as well. I appreciate it


#4

I did a weebly A-record for someone long ago, and it seems like it was just a single IP. My memory also was that the weebly instructions were pretty straight forward.

If you would like the technical explanation of why propagation takes time read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNS_propagation#Record_caching


#5

Thank you very much! It is working now thank to you. I really appreciate it


#6

hello,
new guy here also using weebly. My site keeps coming up and down over the past few days. Is this due to the server issues at dreamhost? I have a trouble chit in now with the technical folks.
thanks,
Joe[hr]
Just thought of something. Would it be better to direct the weebly site to my dreamhost server than the other way around? tks,


#7

If you have created and A-record as was disc used here all dreamhost is doing for you is providing name services pointing a particular name to an IP address. This has nothing to do with dreamhosts web servers.

you can certainly set a dreamhost site up, i don’t believe that weebly gives you any ability to redirect your weebly address however.


#8

Thank you very much.