Connect a custom domain name to PageCloud

Adding a custom domain name will replace the default ".pagecloud.com" web address for your site with your own.  e.g.  yoursite.com.  

PageCloud provides two methods for adding a custom domain name to your site:


Recommended setup

This is the easiest method. PageCloud will automatically create and configure an account with our partner Cloudflare. All you have to do is change the nameserver settings at your domain registrar.

1. Click the "Custom Domain" tab from your site dashboard

2. If you already own a custom domain, enter it in the "I already have a custom domain" field and click "Connect This Domain".
You can also buy a new domain by clicking the "Search for domain name" button under "I need to purchase a domain"

3. In the Recommended section click "Connect My Domain".

4. Enter your information to create your Cloudflare account. 

This step may take up to a minute to load.

5. Your Cloudflare account is now created and they have provided you with two name servers. 

6. Head to your domain registrar (where you've purchased your domain) and enter in the name servers to complete the set up. 

7. Congratulations! Your custom domain is now set up and pointing to your PageCloud site.

It may take up to 48 hours to connect your custom domain. 



Alternative setup

This method provides more control for advanced users.  

1. Click the "Custom Domain" tab from your site dashboard

2. If you already own a custom domain, enter it in the "I already have a custom domain" field and click "Connect This Domain".
You can also buy a new domain by clicking "Search for domain name" button under "I need to purchase a domain"

3. In the Alternative section click "Connect My Domain".

4. Head to your domain registrar, where you've purchased your domain. 

5. In the DNS settings, Create a www CNAME record with the 'points to location' as proxy2.pagecloud.com

6. In the Forward settings, enter your full custom domain, including www, in the "forward to" section and set it to be a 301 forward.

Your forward should include your full custom domain, including www.    i.e: "www.example.com" 

7. Congratulations! Your custom domain is now set up and pointing to your PageCloud site. 

It may take up to 48 hours to connect your custom domain. 


Specific walkthrough guides are available for these domain registrars:

Hover

GoDaddy

NameSilo

1&1


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