Docs Your Domains How to Set Up SendLayer on Hostinger

How to Set Up SendLayer on Hostinger

Want to use SendLayer with a domain hosted on Hostinger?

SendLayer makes sending transactional emails from your Hostinger domain seamless with its simple integration and reliable delivery.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to set up SendLayer with a site that’s hosted on Hostinger.

Before getting started, be sure to:

Viewing DNS Records in SendLayer

After you’ve added your domain, SendLayer will automatically detect your domain host and generate 5 unique DNS (Domain Name System) records specifically for your domain.

Hostinger DNS records

If it doesn’t detect your domain host, click choose your domain host and select your domain registrar.

Choose domain host

In the overlay that appears, click the Choose your domain host dropdown and select your domain registrar from the available options.

Choose domain host

If you don’t find Hostinger from the dropdown, we recommend choosing the Other option and using the general DNS settings.

Choose Other as domain host

Here are the types of DNS records that SendLayer generates:

For Hostinger, the 5 records corresponding to your domain will each have a TYPEHOSTNAMEVALUE, and TTL (Time To Live).

Locating DNS Settings in Hostinger

To view the DNS settings for your domain, log in to your Hostinger account and click on Domains in the top navigation bar.

Click Domains in Hostinger

Next, find the domain you’d like to connect to SendLayer, and click MANAGE.

Click Manage for domain

On the following Hostinger page, you’ll see a list of your current DNS records.

DNS records in Hostinger

Adding DNS Records in Hostinger

Under the Manage DNS records section, you can add details for a single custom DNS record. Here you’ll see inputs for the DNS TypeName, Value, and TTL.

You’ll need to add each of the 5 DNS records that SendLayer generates to the corresponding fields in your Hostinger account.

As an example, we’ll add our first CNAME record to our Hostinger DNS settings.

First, click the Type dropdown and select CNAME from the list of options.

CNAME record

Next, head back to your SendLayer account and locate the HOSTNAME. Here you’ll see the sl subdomain.

Copy Hostname

Hostinger will append your domain name to the hostname of the DNS records that you add to your account.

Once you’ve identified the HOSTNAME, switch over to your Hostinger account and add the HOSTNAME to the Name field.

Paste hostname

Then, navigate back to your SendLayer account and copy the VALUE by clicking on the copy icon.

Copy Value from SendLayer

Next, head back to Hostinger account and paste the VALUE into the Target field.

Paste Value to Target

Now, click the TTL field and enter 300, which is equivalent to 5 minutes.

Enter TTL

Now that you’ve entered the details for your first DNS record, go ahead and click the Add Record button.

Click Add Record

Once you’ve successfully added your first DNS record, be sure to repeat this process with the remaining DNS records that are in your SendLayer account. You should be adding a total of 4 different CNAME records and 1 TXT record.

When you’re done,  you should see them listed in the DNS Records table in your Hostinger account.

Note: It can take up to 24-48 hours for DNS changes to propagate.

Checking Your Domain Status

After you’ve added the DNS records to your Hostinger account, you can check if they’ve successfully propagated right from your SendLayer account. Remember, it may take up to 24-48 hours for your web hosting account to apply the DNS changes.

To learn how to check if your DNS records have been added successfully, check out our tutorial on checking your domain status.

That’s it! Now you know how to set up SendLayer on Hostinger.

Next, would you like to learn more about the SendLayer API? Check out our tutorial on the SendLayer API for more information.