How to add a domain and update DNS records

Make the final changes to your DNS and go fully operational.

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Updated over a week ago

There are two things that you need to do to have your website and domain fully operational:

  1. Map your domain to your WordPress website. 

  2. Update your A records in your registrar's DNS settings.

Using the Pressidium Dashboard

Step 1: Add your domain

From the Domains screen click the Add Domain button to navigate to our guided step process. 

Enter your domain name, for example: By default both the www version and the non-www version will be configured.

  • If you don't want to add the www form (e.g. in case you want to add a subdomain) deselect the Additional Options checkbox.

  • If you want to add a wildcard domain select the respective option (Wildcard Domain). 

Proceed to step 2 to configure DNS by clicking the Step 2 of 4 button.

Step 2: Update DNS A Records

You will need to update your DNS records to point to Pressidium. Note down the displayed A records and  the two IP addresses associated with your website.

Login to your registrar's DNS panel, delete your old A records, and add the four new ones. Below is a list of resources for the most popular DNS services:

DNS changes can take up  48 hours to fully propagate on the internet, although usually it takes a few hours.  You can check for yourself  the status by using an online service such as

After configuring DNS you can proceed to step 3.

Step 3: Configure redirect behavior

In this step you can configure what visitors see when accessing the domain with or without the www prefix.

  • Choose see the website directly to instruct browsers to display the website directly without any redirects.

  • Choose get redirected to to setup a 301 permanent redirect from the www to the non-www form or vice versa.

  • Choose get redirected to another domain to setup a 301 permanent redirect to another domain that you have already added in your account.

Step 4: Configure HTTPS / SSL

You can select to enable HTTPS (recommended) and provision a free certificate issued by Let's Encrypt or use an existing SSL certificate.

  • To automatically generate and import a Let's Encrypt certificate select Free by Let’s Encrypt.

  • To import and use an existing SSL certificate select Custom from 3rd party provider.  You can either select a certificate already imported, import a new certificate by entering the certificate details (Private Key, Certificate, Certificate Bundle) or generate a CSR.

If you want to setup a redirect from HTTP to HTTPS select Yes for the Force redirect to HTTPS option.

Click Submit to complete the process. You can monitor the provisioning progress for your new domain by inspecting the Activity in Progress sidebar panel.

Important Notes

  • Adding a domain name with Unicode characters or punycode is currently not supported.

  • You can use an online service such as such as or dnschecker to monitor the DNS propagation status across multiple regions worldwide.

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