Setting up your domain on GoDaddy 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 GoDaddy. Once your domain points to our network, your website will be fully protected and accelerated with the all-in-one WebOrion™ Suite.
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 GoDaddy account
Step 1: Access GoDaddy
Click on the “My Products” and next to Domains, click the (plus sign) button to expand the domain list:
Next to the domain that you want to change, under the Action section, click on the “Manage DNS” button.
Step 2: Add CNAME record
At the bottom of the Records section, click Add and select CNAME from the drop-down list.
Enter the following fields:
- Type: CNAME
- Host: Enter the subdomain portion of your domain. For example, if your domain is www.xyzcompany.com, enter www.
- Points to: Enter the CNAME value given to you during the WebOrion™ domain setup
- TTL: 1 Hour
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 GoDaddy and you want WebOrion™ to serve your certificate instead of the free WebOrion™-managed SSL certificate, you will need to download your certificates from GoDaddy as well.
Go back to your GoDaddy dashboard, and select “SSL Certificates“. Click the “Manage” button.
Click on “Download” to download the certificate.
Copy and paste / upload the downloaded certificate into 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.