How to: Use "Connect" to Set-up DNS for Select Web Hosting Providers

Connect your domain to select web hosting providers without having to manually add DNS records.  Using the Connect feature in your Hover account, clicking a button will add the records in for you.


Connect works with the following web hosting providers:

  • 22Slides
  • Big Cartel
  • Carbonmade
  • Duda
  • Dunked
  • Exposure
  • Format
  • Ghost Pro
  • Medium
  • PageCloud
  • Pattern by Etsy
  • Shopify
  • Squarespace
  • Thinkific
  • Tumblr
  • Virb
  • Weebly
  • Yola
  • Zibbet

Hover is looking at adding other hosting services to Connect. Any new additions will be announced before going live.

How to use Connect

Each service supported for Connect has step-by-step directions for setup listed on that service page. 

1. Log into the Hover account and choose the domain you want to work with.


2. Check the nameservers; the domain must be using Hover nameservers in order to use Connect.

NOTE:  Before changing nameservers make sure the customer doesn't have any active services at the old location, or that they have already transferred the DNS (e.g. for email services).


3. Click the Connect tab.


4. Select the service or webhost to be connected to the domain to and click Get Started.


5. Each service will have step-by-step directions listed for connecting the domain to that webhost. Follow the directions then click Connect.


6. Now the domain is connected.



How to disconnect


1. To delete the connection that points a domain to a particular webhost, in the list of services on the Connect tab, mouse over the Connected button.

How to disconnect


2. The button will turn into a Disconnect button. Click it.


3. Click Disconnect again and now the domain is no longer pointing to that service.

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