Difference between revisions of "Using Your Existing Domain Name with SchemeServe"

From SchemeServe Help
Jump to: navigation, search
(New page: In order to associate an existing domain name with SchemeServe, please follow the instructions below. '''A) Getting SchemeServe Ready - Notify your account manager''' In order for us to a...)
 
(The Process)
 
(12 intermediate revisions by 5 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
In order to associate an existing domain name with SchemeServe, please follow the instructions below.
+
If you have already bought a domain name it is easy for us to associate your SchemeServe website with that domain name if your plan includes that option.  
  
'''A) Getting SchemeServe Ready - Notify your account manager'''
+
For up-to-date information on which SchemeServe plans include the option to use your own domain name, please see http://www.schemeserve.com/signup/.
In order for us to associate your domain name with your account, please let your account manager know the full domain name you would like to use, e.g. "www.mycompany.com".
 
  
'''B) Pointing your domain at SchemeServe'''
 
Changing CNAME record
 
  
To use the custom URL www.mycompany.com, you must change the CNAME record with your domain host.
+
== The Process ==
  
#Sign in to your domain hosting service.
+
 
#Navigate to your DNS Management page. The location and name of this page will vary by host, but can generally be found in #Domain Management or Advanced Settings.
+
#Notify your SchemeServe account manager. Please let your account manager know which domain name you want to use in SchemeServe. e.g. “http://mycompany'swebsite.com”
#Find the CNAME settings and enter the following as the CNAME value or alias:
+
#Send us a copy of your SSL certificate and private key – you can get this from your domain name reseller or your website hosting provider
#www
+
#Once we have received this information we'll associate it with a SchemeServe IP address. We'll send that IP address to you.
#Set the CNAME destination to the following address: yourcompany.schemeserve.com
+
#We'll also make sure that your IP address works properly with your SchemeServe e-mail. (Note: Your technical people should know that we use custom DNS/SMTP settings).
#Save changes with your domain host and then notify your account manager so he can activate your domain
+
#Next, you'll need to change the “A Record” with your domain hosting provider. This usually works as follows:
 +
#Sign in to your domain hosting service
 +
#Find your DNS Management Page (this varies between hosting providers but is often found in Domain Management or Advanced Settings)
 +
#Find the A record settings and enter the following as the A Value: “www.mycompany'sdomain.com”
 +
#Set the A destination to the IP address that we've provided
 +
#Make sure you save any changes you've made
 +
#Finally, let your account manager know when you've done that and we'll activate your new domain and SSL certificate

Latest revision as of 10:29, 16 December 2012

If you have already bought a domain name it is easy for us to associate your SchemeServe website with that domain name if your plan includes that option.

For up-to-date information on which SchemeServe plans include the option to use your own domain name, please see http://www.schemeserve.com/signup/.


The Process

  1. Notify your SchemeServe account manager. Please let your account manager know which domain name you want to use in SchemeServe. e.g. “http://mycompany'swebsite.com”
  2. Send us a copy of your SSL certificate and private key – you can get this from your domain name reseller or your website hosting provider
  3. Once we have received this information we'll associate it with a SchemeServe IP address. We'll send that IP address to you.
  4. We'll also make sure that your IP address works properly with your SchemeServe e-mail. (Note: Your technical people should know that we use custom DNS/SMTP settings).
  5. Next, you'll need to change the “A Record” with your domain hosting provider. This usually works as follows:
  6. Sign in to your domain hosting service
  7. Find your DNS Management Page (this varies between hosting providers but is often found in Domain Management or Advanced Settings)
  8. Find the A record settings and enter the following as the A Value: “www.mycompany'sdomain.com”
  9. Set the A destination to the IP address that we've provided
  10. Make sure you save any changes you've made
  11. Finally, let your account manager know when you've done that and we'll activate your new domain and SSL certificate