To use a custom domain, you will need to configure your DNS records as well as configuring Anvil. First, switch an environment to a custom domain:
Next, create a DNS
A record pointing your domain to
18.104.22.168. If you wish to use a subdomain of the domain you purchased (such as
app.mydomain.com), you can simply configure an
A record pointing that subdomain
to the IP address above. To configure a subdomain, just enter the subdomain in place of the
@ symbol when configuring the
If you want to use
www.mydomain.com as well as
mydomain.com, you can configure a second
A record for
SSL certificates for hosted apps are managed by Anvil. There will be a delay between setting up your custom domain and the certificates being registered.
Here are some tips on using a custom domain for some common domain registrars:
Google Domains refers to the record you need to create as a ‘Custom Resource Record’.
Google Domains and Synthetic Records
In the GoDaddy DNS Management page for your domain, you can create an
A record in the ‘Records’ card:
In Cloudflare’s DNS settings tab, add an
A record in the ‘add record’ tool.
Cloudflare and SSL
The cloud icon next to the ‘add’ button toggles Cloudflare’s CDN and other features on or off. Anvil apps will work with either setting. If you’re using Cloudflare’s SSL support, you need change the SSL Support setting from ‘Flexible’ to ‘Full Strict’. See this article from Cloudflare for more info. It will take a few minutes to take effect.
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