Add your domain name to your application and modify the DNS configuration in order to drive traffic to your site.
How Domains and DNS works
To point your domain to your site on theCore you have to follow 2 steps.
STEP 1. Add your domain to your website inside theCORE:
1. From the Dashboard, click on the live website you want to add a domain to.
2. Click “Add Domain” under the section Domains. You MUST add once your domain with “www.”. We will take care of the naked* version of your domain.
STEP 2. Point your domain to your website at theCORE, by adding 2 specific records. You will need to use the DNS** hosting service provided by your domain registrar.
1. Visit your domain name registrar’s control panel
2.Locate the DNS settings and activate it for your domain.
a) Create one A record for the naked version of your domain, pointing to the IP 188.8.131.52.
b) Create a CNAME record for the “www” domain using your website’s default url. You can find this url [xxxxxxxxx.theCore.link] at the “Overview” section of your live website.
Now give some time for the DNS propagation to take place.
STEP 3. Set your “www” domain as primary, at theCore panel.
As soon as the domain starts to resolve to your website, you will find available the option to set your “www” domain as primary. We highly recommend using the www subdomain prefix for all your sites as the primary domain.
STEP 4. Make your website secure
Now that you domains is resolving to your website and you have set your primary domain, it’s time to make your website secure, using the free ssl that TheCore provides you. You simple click on “Enable SSL”.
Important Notice: For each step, you may have to wait for a few minutes until the changes are applied to your website (so you will be able to proceed to the next step).
* While it’s good for visitors and DNS to resolve both www and naked domain, it’s best practice to choose www and redirect from non-www. This optimises the SEO by avoiding duplicate content and prevents session strangeness. To help solve this problem theCore platform does that by default.
** It is important to understand that theCore does not manage DNS so you will need to make these changes yourself at your registrar or any other DNS provider of your domain. If you need any help you can always contact our support.
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