1. Add your domain to your Fabrik site
Important: Link your domain within the Fabrik dashboard first. To do this, log in to Fabrik and go to Settings > Domains and link your domain.
Make sure both the root (non-www) and www versions of your domain are added. This way it doesn't matter which URL someone enters, they'll still end up at your Fabrik site.
2. Choose your primary domain
Every Fabrik website has a primary domain/URL. If someone navigates to a non-primary domain we redirect them to your primary domain. What you choose is up to you - personally we favour the non-www version (e.g. yourdomain.com) because it is shorter and looks nicer in the address bar.
3. Link from Fasthosts
Go to the Fashosts site and click the "Log In" link at the top of the page. Once logged in click the "Domains" tab and then "Manage Domains".
On the domains page, you should see all the domains you own that are hosted with Fasthosts, click on the one you would like to point to your Fabrik site.
Now you should be in the management area for that specific domain, so we want to click on the "Configure Advanced DNS" link.
You will now see all the DNS records for your domain. We are only interested in the A and CNAME records. You want to end up with one blank Host Name A record pointing to the Fabrik servers using the IP Address 126.96.36.199 then another one for where the Host Name is set to www and again points to the Fabrik servers using the IP Address 188.8.131.52. Just double check you have no CNAME records with Host Name www, if you do delete that as it will effect you A record entry. Yours should look similar to this.
The Internet is a big place!
DNS records are replicated all over the internet so any changes you make can often take up to 48 hours to propagate. If after a few hours your domain still goes to the old location, please be patient and wait a bit longer. If you want absolute confirmation that you've set everything up correctly you can use Dig Web Interface.
We're here to help
DNS can be a little tricky so if you get stuck, please contact our support team who will be happy to help.