A CNAME is an alias for your site. They are often used when a site is broken into separate sections. For example, if you owned the domain "acme.com", you may have a customer facing website (http://www.acme.com), a blog (http://blog.acme.com), and a photo gallery (http://gallery.acme.com). In this example, "www", "blog", and "gallery" would each be separate CNAMES for the "acme.com" domain.
- To begin, you will need to know your "Application Web Address". This can be found on Standing Cloud's management page for your application:
- Next, log into your domain name registrar's console.
- 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 a nickname for your application as the CNAME value or alias. Common aliases include "blog", "wiki", "projects", "www", "gallery", or something of this nature.
- Set the CNAME destination to the address that you found above using Standing Cloud's management page for your application.
- If prompted for a TTL (Time To Live), please choose "1 Hour" or something close to an hour if this is not an option.
- For some applications, you may need to do some additional work to configure your application to use the new domain name.