How to use your existing domain with SiteGround

Using your existing domain name with SiteGround is easy! You simply have to point it to your SiteGround account by replacing your old host DNS settings with the SiteGround ones.

In this section you will find answers of the following questions:

Where to find the correct DNS settings for my domain name?

To find the correct DNS settings for your account you need to be logged into your Customer Area. In My Accounts section first click on the Manage button for the account whose DNS settings you need

Then, on the page with the account management information look at the Account DNS information. Although it is not very common, some domain registrars may require that you also provide the corresponding IP addresses apart from the names of the DNS settings. You will find the correct IP addresses listed next to the ns1 and ns2 settings.

How to change the DNS settings of my domain?

To change the DNS settings of your domain name, you need to login to the domain name management tool, provided by the organization that registered it for you. Each settings page is different, depending on the registrar of your particular domain name.

How to access my site before domain is fully propagated?

Once you change the DNS settings of your domain name, it would take up to 48 hours for your domain to start pointing to the new location. The reason is that some registrars update their DNS information once every 48 hours. During this propagation time you can still reach your account on the SiteGround server through IP. On the page with the account management information click at theAccess Site by IP button in the Account IP section.

Important! When you change the nameservers of a domain, all advanced records (A-records, CNAME-records, MX-records, SRV-records and so on) would resolve from the DNS zone of the provider, whose nameservers you are setting. Thus, if you are using a custom A-record or MX-record for your needs, it is strongly recommended to add them in the DNS zone of your new provider in order to ensure minimal downtime and / or propagation.