Would you like to link SendLayer to your domain via cPanel?
Setting up SendLayer with your cPanel makes email services smooth and easy. It’s a simple way to manage email communications for any domain and hosting platform.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to set up SendLayer for any hosting panel that supports cPanel.
Before getting started, be sure to:
Viewing DNS Records in SendLayer
Once you’ve added your domain, SendLayer will automatically detect your domain host and generate 5 DNS (Domain Name System) records for your domain.
If SendLayer doesn’t detect your domain host, you’ll see the general DNS configuration for your domain.
You can click the choose your domain host link to select your domain host from the available options.
In the overlay that appears, click the Choose your domain host dropdown and select your domain registrar from the available options.
If you can’t find your domain host from the list, we recommend setting it to Other and using the general domain host DNS records.
Here are the types of DNS records that SendLayer generates:
The 5 records will each have a TYPE, HOSTNAME, VALUE, and TTL (Time To Live) that correspond to your domain. You’ll need to add each of the 5 DNS records to cPanel, which we’ll go over in the following steps.
Locating DNS Settings in cPanel
To get started with Bluehost, log in to your account. We recommend having your SendLayer and hosting accounts open in a separate browser window or tab to easily switch between them
Once you’re logged in, click Advanced from the menu on the left.
This opens the cPanel interface for your hosting. Next, scroll down to the Domains section and click on Zone Editor in your cPanel.
Adding DNS Records in cPanel
On the Zone Editor page, you’ll see a list of all your domains. Choose the domain you’d like to connect with SendLayer and click the Manage button next to it.
Next, click the + Add Record button.
In the new section that appears, you’ll see inputs for the Name (hostname), TTL (Time To Live), Type (DNS record type), and Record (value).
For each of the 5 DNS records that SendLayer generates, you’ll need to add the TYPE, HOSTNAME, VALUE, and TTL to the corresponding fields in cPanel.
As an example, we’ll add the first CNAME record to our cPanel.
First, head back to your SendLayer account and locate the HOSTNAME. Here, you’ll need to copy the sl subdomain and add it to the Name field in cPanel.
cPanel will automatically add your domain name to the hostname of the DNS records that you add to your account.
Note: If you’re using the Other domain host option, the CNAME record in SendLayer will have a HOSTNAME of
sl.example.com. In cPanel, we only need to enter the sl subdomain since cPanel will expand this to
sl.example.com on its own.
Once you’ve identified the HOSTNAME, switch over to the cPanel and add the HOSTNAME to the Name field.
Next, click the TTL field and enter 300 seconds, which is equivalent to 5 minutes.
Now, click the Type dropdown and select CNAME from the available options.
Then, navigate back to your SendLayer account and copy the VALUE by clicking on the copy icon.
Next, head back to the cPanel and paste the VALUE into the Record field.
Now that you’ve entered the details for your first DNS record, go ahead and click the Save Record button.
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.
Checking Your Domain Status
After adding the DNS records to the cPanel of your domain host, you can check for successful propagation from your SendLayer account. Note that it may take 24-48 hours for your web hosting provider to implement 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 with cPanel.
Next, would you like to learn how to check if your emails are sent successfully? See our tutorial on checking your domain’s email log for more information.