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How to configure DNS for Web Hosting

Reviewed on 08 July 2024Published on 17 January 2023

To link your domain name with Web Hosting, you must update the DNS configuration of your domain name to use Scaleway’s configuration. Once updated, you can verify the configuration to activate your Web Hosting plan.

Before you start

To complete the actions presented below, you must have:

  • A Scaleway account logged into the console
  • Owner status or IAM permissions allowing you to perform actions in the intended Organization
  • Registered a domain name at Scaleway or another registrar
  • A Web Hosting plan
  1. Navigate to the Web Hosting section under Managed Services in the console side menu. The Web Hosting overview page displays.

  2. Click «More infos Icon» (see more) or select the domain name of the Web Hosting plan you wish to configure. This opens the Hosting Information page.

  3. Select the DNS Verification tab. The DNS configuration page displays.

  4. Update your DNS servers. You have two options:

    • Use of Scaleway’s DNS servers: Scaleway provides DNS servers for your Web Hosting plan, which include all required DNS configurations. To use these nameservers, update the nameservers associated with your domain name to those provided by Scaleway.

      DNS server updates can take 24 to 48 hours to propagate across the internet.

    • Manual DNS configuration (advanced): If you prefer to continue using your current DNS servers, update the DNS zone at your registrar with all the DNS records provided by Scaleway.

      To use your Web Hosting plan without waiting for the DNS server propagation to be complete, manually configure the DNS zone records as follows:

      • A & AAAA records for the domain you intend to use (ensure to include both and, for example)
      • MX records for enabling webmail services

    Your website and email mailbox will be unavailable during DNS server propagation. To avoid this downtime and minimize the delay before your site becomes accessible, use the manual configuration option described above.

  5. After updating your DNS configuration, click Verify domain. This initiates the DNS verification process.

    Once the process has been completed, you will notice a green dot next to DNS verification. Your DNS is now configured and linked with your Web Hosting plan.

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