Step 1 - Setup Your CloudFlare Account
In this tutorial you will learn how to add custom domain to your iGloo account.
Each steps on this tutorial is separated into different articles.
**This steps is for new domains, or you want to replace your entire site. If you have an existing website at the domain you are using, you will no longer be able to access that site after following these instructions.
- Wait for at least 24 hours and restart your computer after making changes to your domain.
- You must integrate directly through CloudFlare and not through your webhost's ClouldFlare option.
Login to Your CloudFlare Account
If you do not have yet a free CloudFlare account, Go to https://www.cloudflare.com/a/sign-up and create your account.
Step 2 - Adding A New Site
After logging in to your CloudFlare account, you will be taken to this screen.
Enter your domain name in the Add a website box and click Scan DNS Records
Note: Do not enter www or http:// Only enter the domain name, i.e. yourdomain.com
You will be shown an Introduction to CloudFlare video, while it begin to scan your existing DNS records.
After CloudFlare scan is complete, click the Continue button
Step 3 - Delete DNS Records
Delete DNS Records that are for www or your primary domain. These DNS records would interfere and prevent the integration from working properly.
Delete the record by clicking on the X button to the right of the record name
Step 4 - Add CNAME Records
You will need to point your CNAME Record towards iGloo.
To Add a CNAME Record:
1. Select CNAME from the dropdown menu on the left
2. Type @ in the Name field to indicate that you are using the apex domain
3. Type launchigloo.com in the Domain field in the middle
4. Click Add Record
Most Internet users still type www when entering URL in browsers. In order to comply with this common practice, you will need to add a second CNAME for www that points tolaunchigloo.com
Do the same steps above, but this time enter www for the name field.
1. Select CNAME on the dropdown list
2. Type www in the name field
3. Type launchigloo.com in the Domain field
4. Click Add Record
Make sure that the cloud are orange to the right of the added CNAME Record ( if grey, click on the cloud to turn them to orange). Then click the Continue button.
Then select Free Website plan and click Continue
Step 5 - Change Nameserver Records
In this step, you will be prompted to change your Nameserver Records.
CloudFlare will tell you exactly the Nameserver you will need to changed to.
To change your Nameserver login to your webhost or domain name registrar.
The registrar is the service where you registered your domain
After changing the Nameserver Record with your registrar click on Continue
On the overview screen you will see the Status of your domain.
It may take 24 hours for the new Nameserver to propagate, and the status will show Pending
When you domain is active, the status will change to Active
Step 6 - Create Page Rules
While waiting for the new Nameserver to propagate, you can add other settings like Page Rule and SSL Settings
To create a Page Rule:
1. Click Page Rule at the top of the page
2. Click Add rule
3. In the Create a Page Rule window type your domain using the format: www.yourdomain.com/*
4. Select Forwarding URL on the dropdown menu.
5. Select 301-Permanent Redirect
6. Enter again your domain with the format: https://yourmain.com/$1
7. Click Save and Deploy
Step 7 - SSL Settings
To change the SSL Settings:
Click Crypto at the top of the screen and set the SSL (with SPDY) to Full
Step 8 - Settings Up The Domain To Your iGloo Pages
In your iGloo Dashboard click on your Campaigns > campaign name.
You would need to add the URL manually to each page.
Click on the page and enter the Self Hosted URL and Page Name
You Custom Domain setup is complete