Guide 1. How to Connect Live Domain Name
How To Connect Your Domain
To publish your site on your live domain, please follow this 2 step process:
- STEP 1 (click here to see the article): Point your domain to us through your domain registrar (Godaddy, NameCheap, etc) by using either the Nameserver Method or A Record Method. Please make sure you have completed this step before moving on to STEP 2 described in this article.
- STEP 2 (this article): Update the domain of the site in the Domain Manager (steps shown below).
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please make sure to do both of the steps above to complete the process of publishing your website on your live domain.
Update The Domain Of The Site In The Domain Manager
This area of the Admin allows you to specify the domain of the website. If you are ready to publish your website on your own domain, you first need to point the domain to us, by following the steps here:
To connect your domain through the Domain Manager please follow these instructions:
Go to Settings - Domain Manager
Click on Connect Domain:
Add your domain in the "Set New Primary Domain" box. Please note that if you are adding a primary domain you will need to add the "www." even if you plan on setting your website as a non-www website. If you are using a subdomain you must not add the "www." If for any reason you forget this information, the system will not allow you to proceed until you've entered the domain correctly:
Once you have entered your domain with the proper format you will be asked to add it in the "Confirm Domain" box:
Once you've complete that final step you may proceed to click on "Change Domain"
You will be prompted by the system to confirm that you would like to proceed:
Click on "Yes, continue".
Your website is now live. You can confirm that your domain is live all around the world by using this free 3rd party tool: https://geopeeker.com
Important: If you are part of our VIP add-ons or have purchased a SSL certificate with us you will be asked if you wish to install your SSL right away!
Click Yes, to finish installing your SSL certificate or No if you don't wish to install it right away.
Once the domain has been updated, continue to edit the Default Website Email and the Email Domain in the General Settings section of the back-end. To read more about the General Settings tab, follow this link: