How to use your own domain

eschnou edited this page Sep 21, 2010 · 1 revision

You can setup storytlr to work with your own domain (e.g. www.johndoe.com) in such a way that visitors to your site won’t even notice that your page is being hosted somewhere else! Just follow the instructions below:

  • Purchase a domain name and login into your DNS Host account
  • Add a CNAME entry for the subdomain of your choice (e.g. www) and make it point to the domain that is hosting storytlr. Please pay attention that some DNS Hosts require you to use Fully Qualified Names, in this case please include a dot at the end of your domain e.g. {http://www.mystorytlrhost.com.} (this dot makes it a Fully Qualified Name or FQN).
  • In Configure → Advanced add you personal domain name in the ‘own domain’ box (e.g. www.johndoe.com)
  • Done! However your DNS changes may take up to 48 hours to propagate