Adding a custom domain

Have you already owned a domain name? If you would like to host your Typlog site with your own branded custom domain, it is easy to map the domain in Typlog settings. But it may be a little difficult to connect your domain within your DNS provider if you are not familiar with domain settings.

DNS providers

If you are using any of these popular domain name providers, you can follow the specified guides:

  • Cloudflare
  • Namecheap
  • GoDaddy
  • Name.com
  • Hover
  • DNSPod

We recommend Cloudflare to resolve your DNS queries, even if you purchased your domain in other places, you can update the nameservers to Cloudflare.

DUE TO TECH ISSUES, CURRENTLY YOU CAN ONLY USE CLOUDFLARE AS DNS PROVIDER

DNS setup

Let's take an example, you own a domain example.com. You would like to host your Typlog site with this domain, there are many choices such as:

  • You would like to use the root domain: example.com
  • Or, you are going to host with a blog subdomain: blog.example.com
  • Or, you'd prefer another subdomain: story.example.com

Root domain setup

A root domain, also known as "naked domain", is a domain without a subdomain. In our example, it is example.com. For historical reason, when using a root domain, you would also like to make your website available with www subdomain which is www.example.com.

When your DNS provider supports CNAME Flattening (for example Cloudflare), it is suggested to use CNAME to connect your root domain. The DNS configuration looks like:

Record Type Host Value
CNAME @ hosted.typlog.com
CNAME www hosted.typlog.com

However, most DNS providers don't support CNAME Flattening, in this case, you will have to set the A records for root domain:

Record Type Host Value
CNAME www hosted.typlog.com
A @ 104.26.5.55
A @ 104.26.4.55
A @ 172.67.75.147

The CNAME to www is optional. It only requires if you would like to serve your Typlog site with the www subdomain.

Non-www Subdomain Setup

If you'd prefer to use a subdomain (e.g. blog.example.com), create the following CNAME record with your domain provider:

Record Type Host Value
CNAME blog hosted.typlog.com

Activate your domain

Log in to your Typlog Admin, and head over to Settings → Domain. In this page, fill the domain you'd like to use, and click save.

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