Pointing A Domain Name

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Pointing A Domain Name Pointing A Domain Name


Note that this is optional, but it is useful if your Prometheus server is accessible from the internet, you want it to look more professional to clients and you want to have less problems sending emails from it.

I have gone onto my domain name provider, and added an A Name record that points to the IP address of my new Prometheus server.


prometheus.sbcode.net. IN A

Your domain and IP will be different, and note that it may take some time for the DNS record to propagate across the internet.

Purchasing A Domain

If you don't have a domain name, and your colleagues can't lend you one or even create a subdomain for you, then you can get cheap domains from Namecheap

Use the Domain Name Search Tool and try anything. The cheapest domains at the moment are the .xyz and .website domains.

Namecheap also has an advanced DNS config tool which allows you to create subdomains. The @ symbol in the image below is an alias for the main domain that is being managed.

Namecheap Advanced DNS

The grafana line in the above image, is an example subdomain added for the main domain that is being managed.