Domain

How do I edit my domain?

See the Main menu on your left side and click on Settings. An option to customize / edit your domain will enable if you have upgraded your plan from free plan.

How to add your custom domain name to your FolioWebsites on GoDaddy?

1. First, log in to your GoDaddy account, click My Product and navigate to the DNS management page by clicking the DNS button on the domain name you wish to link to your FolioWebsites.

2. On the DNS Management page, delete your existing A record in the Records section. Click on the pencil to edit and click the trash can icon once opened. Refer to the photos below.

 

 

3. Next, click the edit icon of the record with Type ‘CName’ and with Name “www” and add the required fields:

  • Host: www
  • Points to: lukeblairphotography.foliowebsites.com (Please use your Foliowebsites subdomain here located in Settings page, then, domain section or you can copy and paste your website’s URL)
  • Leave the TTL field at “1 hour
  • Refer to the sample photos below

And Click Save

 

4. To redirect the root domain to the subdomain, set up “Forwarding”. Click Add. 

Make sure that your domain forwards to the ‘www’ version of your domain, and that the forward type is a Permanent 301 forward.

Forward to: www.mywebsitedomain123.com

 

Once this is completed, allow 1-2 hours for the domain to propagate and update across the web.

If you have any trouble updating your GoDaddy DNS records, please call GoDaddy support. You can also contact our support team with your GoDaddy login credentials and we can assist you further as needed.

How to add your custom domain name to your FolioWebsites on BlueHost?

1. Navigate to My.BlueHost.com. Enter your domain name, password and hit submit.

 

 

2. Click Domains from the navigation.

 

 

3. Check off the box next to your domain and then go to the Main tab and select Manage DNS records.

Important: Make sure that nameservers are set to default

 

 

4. In the Editor, under Add DNS Record, add the following values to the required fields to point your own domain to your Folio Subdomain.

  • Host Record: www
  • Leave the TTL field at “14400
  • Type: CName
  • Points to: mydomain.foliowebsites.com (Please use your Foliowebsites subdomain here located in Settings page, then, domain section or you can copy and paste your website’s URL)
  • Then click Add Record button.

 

 

5. Under domain, click redirect to add redirection.

 

 

6. Input the following values to the required fields:

  • Choose Permanent
  • http://www.? : mydomain.com (Please use your custom domain here without “www”)
  • Redirects to: http://www.mydomain.com (Please use your custom domain here with “www”)
  • Select “Redirect with or without www”
  • Then click, “add this redirect

 

 

Please be aware that DNS changes can take up to 48 hours to complete.

How to add your custom domain name to your FolioWebsites on Namecheap?

1. Sign into your Namecheap account.

2. Hover to the Account option in the upper right corner of the page and choose Domain List or

choose the Domain List menu in the left sidebar.

3. Click on the Manage option in front of the domain name you wish to set the CNAME (http://www.yourcustomdomain.com) record for.

4. Go to “Advanced DNS” tab and use Add New Record option to add a new record. Add the following values to the required fields.

  • Type: CNAME
  • Host: www
  • Value: yoursubdomain.foliowebsites.com (your current subdomain in Foliowebsites) eg.  lukeblairephotography.foliowebsites.com
  • TTL: Leave the value

Then click, “Save All Changes” button.

5. To setup URL redirect/forwarding for your domain, go to the “Domain tab > Redirect Domain section or “Advanced DNS” > tab Host Records section. Then, add the following required inputs:

  • Source URL: yourcustomdomain.com
  • Destination URL: http://www.yourcustomdomain.com
  • Select Unmasked. (if using Advanced DNS tab)

Then, click the green checkmark or save.

Please note that records with the same Host can cause conflict and therefore, must be removed in the Advanced DNS.

How to link Google Domain to my Foliowebsite?

1. Sign into your Google Domain account.

2. Go to my Domains section and click the DNS icon.

3. To add a CNAME record, scroll to Custom Resource Records and add the following values to the required fields:

  • Type: CNAME
  • Name Input: www
  • Domain Name: yoursubdomain.foliowebsites.com e.g (lukeblairephotography.foliowebsites.com)

Then Click Add

4. To setup URL redirect/forwarding for your domain, scroll to Synthetic Records and add the following values to the required fields:

  • Source URL: yourcustomdomain.com
  • Destination URL: http://www.yourcustomdomain.com
  • Select Permanent redirect (301)
  • Select Forward Path

Then Click Add