Use CloudFlare to set up your custom domain

This guide will describe how to point your existing custom domain to your PageCloud site, using our built in integration with CloudFlare - a free service to help with DNS (Domain Name System) management. 

Within your dashboard on app.pagecloud.com, click on your site that you would like to add your custom domain to and then click on the 'Custom Domain' tab near the top.

You will be presented with the following screen, where you can type in your domain on the right hand side.

Click 'Connect this Domain' to continue.

For the purpose of this article, we will cover using our recommended setup through Cloudflare to easily connect your domain. 

Click 'Connect my Domain' to continue.

You will then be presented with an account creation screen where you can choose an email address and password which will serve as your login credentials for your new Cloudflare account. Please be sure to keep these login credentials safe in-case you'd like to access your account on Cloudflare.

It will take a few moments once you click 'Create Account' in order to create the account with Cloudflare and automatically configure your DNS settings to point to your PageCloud site. Once this process is completed, you will be presented with the following screen:

The last step required in this process will be to login to your domain registrar's system (where you purchased your domain) and update your Nameservers to point to the ones listed when you reach this screen. Please note, they may not match the ones included in this screenshot above so please check on the ones listed when setting up your Cloudflare account.

For assistance in changing your nameservers through your domain registrar, we would recommend checking this guide from Cloudflare which will list the step for some of the most popular domain registrars: https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/206455647-How-do-I-change-my-domain-nameservers- .

If you still require some assistance after checking out this guide, feel free to contact your domain registrar directly as they will be able to assist you in pointing your Nameservers to Cloudflare.

Once your Nameservers have been pointed to Cloudflare, you will receive an email indicating that the domain is now connected through Cloudflare's network and you will now be able to access your PageCloud site through your custom domain. Please Note, it can sometimes take up to 48 hours for nameservers to update so please be patient with this process. We will also indicate on this page once your nameservers have been detected properly as you will see your domain status switch to verified.


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