HOWTO : Connect custom domain with WebsitePro project

This article explains in elaborate steps to connect your custom domain (eg. mydomain.com) to a WebsitePro project. So you can publish and access your WebsitePro project with your own URL.

Requirements:

  • Domain Name should be already registered and owned by you. If you have not already registered, first register a domain name at sites like namecheap.com or godaddy.com 
  • A WebsitePro Project assuming that you have already created at http://websitepro.mockflow.com 

Steps in WebsitePro App :

[1] 
Open your WebsitePro project and click 'Publish Site' from Menu

[2] Purchase a Site License for connecting the domain if you have not already done. A Site License is required for mapping a custom domain with a WebsitePro project. 

[3] Turn ON 'Connect Domain' button in the publish site dialog and enter your domain name. Example: testdomain.com

[4] Click 'Publish Site' to publish the site for this domain


Steps in your Domain Registrar :

For connecting to GoDaddy.com Registered domains - Click Here

For connecting to NameCheap.com Registered domains - Click Here


[1] Login to your Domain Registrar account and click the 'Domain Name' that you mapped with your WebsitePro project.

[2] Find and click ' Modify Host Records'  OR  ' DNS Zone File'  for your domain

[3] Then enter the following 

      Hostname            IP Address/URL           Record Type
     @                       
174.129.196.197               A
     www                    174.129.196.197              A


Map  @  and  www  host records to this IP Address: 174.129.196.197   and include Record Type as A

[4] Save the records and wait upto 24 hours for changes to propagate.

After which you can access your WebsitePro project from your domain name.