Setting up your domain on cPanel for WebOrion™
In this article, you will learn how to set up your Domain Name Server (DNS) settings to point your domain to the WebOrion™ network on cPanel-enabled web hosting and domain hosting service providers. Once your domain points to our network, your website will be fully protected and accelerated with the all-in-one WebOrion™ Suite.
In this guide, we will be using SiteGround as the example for our web hosting provider, but it should be the same for any other
Web hosting providers on cPanel
If you are not sure whether your web hosting provider uses cPanel, the best way is to just log into your web hosting control panel and look for a cPanel logo, which looks like this:
The following are some web hosting providers which may or may not use cPanel.
Please ensure that you have already set up your domain on the WebOrion™ cloud portal, or you can follow this guide to help you.
You will need the following:
- The CNAME value given to your domain during the WebOrion™ setup process
- Access to your web hosting provider’s cPanel
Step 1: Manage DNS
Once logged into your cPanel, under Domains, click “Advanced DNS Zone Editor“.
Select your domain from the drop down menu.
Complete the following fields under “Add a Record”:
- Name: Enter your CNAME Name, which should be your full domain
- TTL: Set at 60
- Type: Choose “CNAME“
That’s it! Your domain should switch over to the WebOrion™ network within a few minutes, or up to 48 hours for your settings to propagate worldwide.
Step 3: Add SSL certificates (optional)
If you had previously purchased an SSL certificate from your web hosting provider and you want WebOrion™ to serve your certificate instead of the free WebOrion™-managed SSL certificate, you will need to download your certificates as well.
Go back to your cPanel dashboard, and select “SSL/TLS Manager” under the “Security” section.
Step 3.1: Upload private key to WebOrion™
Select “Generate, view, upload, or delete your private keys” under Private Keys (KEY).
For the relevant certificate, click on “View and Edit” under Actions. You may need to ensure that the private key corresponds to the correct certificate as there may be more than one private key present.
Copy and paste the private key into the dialog provided in the WebOrion™ management portal, by going to CDN & Web Server > SSL Settings.
Step 3.2: Upload certificate to WebOrion™
Go back to the SSL/TLS Manager, and click “Generate, view, upload, or delete SSL certificates” under Certificates (CRT).
Click on “Edit and View” under Actions.
Copy and Paste the private key into the dialog provided in the WebOrion™ management portal, by going to CDN & Web Server > SSL Settings.
For more setup guides on other web hosting providers, please see this article.