How do I connect my own domain to GotPhoto?

Subdomains are immediately available once you register your Gotphoto account. Simply enter your favourite subdomain name under: "yourname.gotphoto.co.uk". This will be your website's web address.

If you would like to use your own domain, you will need to set up DNS forwarding with your domain provider.

Although the process of setting up your own domain might vary depending of your provider, the steps are very similar. Depending on which domain you would like forward, you have to do the following steps:

I want to forward my main domain, e.g. www.yourdomain.co.uk

  1. Log in to the control panel in your web hosting provider and proceed to the domain settings.
  2. Set up an A Record to the IP 52.30.220.0
  3. Create the subdomain www.
  4. Create a CNAME to the address secure.gotphoto.com. for this subdomain.
  5. In your gotphoto admin panel go to Settings > Domain & integration > Connect your own domain and enter your main domain.Screen_Shot_2018-01-29_at_15.41.07.png

I want to forward a subdomain, e.g. shop.yourdomain.co.uk

  1. Log in to the control panel in your web hosting provider and proceed to the domain settings.
  2. Create the desired subdomain.
  3. Create a CNAME to the address secure.gotphoto.com. for this subdomain.
  4. In your gotphoto admin panel go to Settings > Domain & integration > Connect your own domain and enter your subdomain.Screen_Shot_2018-01-29_at_15.43.55.png

 

Tip: It may take up to 24 hours until the conversion becomes active.

 

Helpful search engine search terms for the FAQ / help of your provider: 

  • DNS-Forwarding, CNAME, A-Record

 

Too technical? Contact your domain provider's support. They will likely help you with this standard procedure.

 

Enabling SSL Certificate

After setting up your CNAME and A Record correctly, you should proceed to mark your personalised domain secure through an SSL Certificate. You can do this free of charge in GotPhoto by going to Domain Integration on your Settings tab and clicking on Enable SSL Certificate. For more info see this article

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