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'''In order to associate an existing domain name with SchemeServe, please follow the instructions below.'''
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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.  
  
NB: 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.html].
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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/.
  
  
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== The Process ==
  
  
==Getting SchemeServe Ready==
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#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”
'''Notify your account manager'''
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#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
 
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#Once we have received this information we'll associate it with a SchemeServe IP address. We'll send that IP address to you.
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".
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#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).
 
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#Next, you'll need to change the “A Record” with your domain hosting provider. This usually works as follows:
==Pointing your domain at SchemeServe ==
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#Sign in to your domain hosting service
'''Changing CNAME record'''
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#Find your DNS Management Page (this varies between hosting providers but is often found in Domain Management or Advanced Settings)
 
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#Find the A record settings and enter the following as the A Value: “www.mycompany'sdomain.com”
To use the custom URL www.mycompany.com, you must change the CNAME record with your domain host.
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#Set the A destination to the IP address that we've provided
 
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#Make sure you save any changes you've made
#Sign in to your domain hosting service.
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#Finally, let your account manager know when you've done that and we'll activate your new domain and SSL certificate
#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.
 
#Find the CNAME settings and enter the following as the CNAME value or alias: www
 
#Set the CNAME destination to the following address: yourcompany.schemeserve.com (this is the address you chose when you first signed up for SchemeServe)
 
#Save changes with your domain host
 
 
 
 
 
==Adding Your Secure SSL Certificate==
 
'''Option 1:'''
 
If you do not have an existing certificate we can register one for you, just ask your account manager.
 
 
 
'''Option 2:'''
 
If you have an existing SSL certificate, you will need to back it up (including the private key) and send it to us securely. STOP! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU E-MAIL ANYONE YOUR SSL CERTIFICATE! If you e-mail your SSL certificate unencrypted it could be intercepted by a malicious third party, rendering it useless for encrypting pages. Before you e-mail your certificate to us, first encrypt it carefully (with a strong password) with encryption software such as the free software TrueCrypt, found here: http://www.truecrypt.org/downloads.php
 
 
 
 
 
==Final Confirmation==
 
'''Finally, let your account account manager know you have completed steps 2 and 3 so he can 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