How to setup a custom domain Jan 27, 2022 tutorial
Set up your own domain in two basic steps
  1. Tell your domain to show the pages hosted by Cogency (in your DNS provider).
  2. Add your domain to your Cogency account (in your Cogency account).
What you will need
  • A domain (if you don’t have one, you can easily purchase one)
  • Administrative access to your domain’s DNS
  • Administrative access to Cogency account

Step 1:

At your DNS provider: Tell your domain to show the pages hosted by Cogency.

You'll need to create a CNAME record with your DNS provider or wherever your domain is managed to point to your account url

projects     CNAME      <account_url>.cogency.io     1 Hour

You can follow the steps below or contact your hosting provider's support team directly.

  1. Sign in to your domain hosting service.

  2. Navigate to your DNS management page.

  3. Find the CNAME record settings.

  4. Create a new CNAME record.

  5. Enter a value for your sub-domain in the host field. For example, you'd enter dashboard if you wanted to set up dashboard.example.com.

  6. Enter <account_url>.cogency.io. as the destination or address.

  7. Save the changes to your DNS records.

  8. NOTE: Changes to your CNAME records can take up to 48 hours to propagate.

Here are the specific manuals for the following popular hosts:

iWantMyName
1&1
BlueHost
DreamHost
GoDaddy
HostGator
MediaTemple
NameCheap
Network Solutions

Step 2:

Register your domain with Cogency.

  1. Go to /settings and fill in your domain name.


Note: https:// should NOT be included.

Valid domains
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abs.example.com
projects.example.com

Invalid domains
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example.com
http://john.example.com    //omit http://
https://jackson.example.com    //omit https://

Step 3:

You should be able to go to your domain url and see your portal =)



-- Regards, Cogency Team