Configure your domain on GoDaddy
How to connect your domain on GoDaddy to Easol
Before you begin, login to your GoDaddy account, find the domain you want to point to your site on Easol and go to DNS (domain name system). Make sure that your DNS is using GoDaddy's default nameservers.
Create new CNAME record
In your domain's DNS, click Add and create a new CNAME record with the following settings:
Now press save and you should see your new configuration added to the list of records. Your domain should now be configured for Easol.
Note: It can take up to four hours for the domain to propagate across the internet. You can check on the status of the update around the world using this tool.
Set up domain forwarding
Next, set up a redirect to ensure your domain loads without the www. prefix e.g. yourdomain.com. Scroll to the bottom of the DNS settings page and you will see a section on the bottom right Forwarding.
Press ADD on the domain forwarding and enter the following settings:
- Select http:// and enter your domain with "www." (i.e. www.yourdomain.com)
- Select Permanent (301) for forward type
- Select Forward only for settings
- Make sure to tick the checkbox Update my nameservers and DNS settings to support this change.
Add your domain to Easol
Log in to your Easol admin dashboard and go to My site > Advanced. Enter your domain name (www.yourdomain.com) under Custom Domain. Do not include the https prefix. Click Save to publish changes.
Note that a free SSL certificate will be applied automatically.