Before you can add a DNS profile, you must first create an account with your dns provider of choice.
What is a DNS Profile?
A DNS Profile is what connects Cleaver to your DNS provider. This allows Cleaver access to your DNS provider account so that Cleaver can manage DNS records on your provider.
Cloudflare is a web infrastructure and security tool that assists with many valuable services such as DNS record management, DDoS mitigation, SSL certificate creation and management, and much more. Cloudflare is a great service to use in conjunction with Cleaver if you are looking for even more layers of protection.
Set up Cloudflare
- Create and account on Cloudflare
- Copy your API Key from your Profile > API Tokens > View Global API Key (or create a new one)
- In Cleaver, go to Providers > DNS > Add new DNS Profile, select Cloudflare, add a name for the profile, enter the email used for your Cloudflare account, and enter the API Key and then click Add to create the new DNS profile
DigitalOcean is a cloud service provider that also provides some DNS record management functions.
Set up DigitalOcean
- Create and account on DigitalOcean
- On the left rail bar, scroll down and click API
- Generate a new Personal Access Token and copy that
- In Cleaver, go to Providers > DNS > Add new DNS Profile, select DigitalOcean, add a name for the profile and enter the API token and then click Add to create new DNS profile
Note - you can use same API key used for setting up DigitalOcean as a VPS profile.
You will need to ensure that your domain points to DigitalOcean's nameservers.