How to setup GoDaddy domain with a Digital Garage application
When you have implemented an application in Digital Garage, you are able to access this application through a route automatically generated by the platform. However, it is possible to link a personal domain to the implementation.
To make the application accessible through a personal domain is necessary to make some changes in the domain configuration on the DNS provider page.
As part of this example, this tutorial will use:
"makkasoft.net" as a domain name purchased in GoDaddy.
"hello-world.apps.thedigitalgarage.io" as the alias/route of the Digital Garage application.
1. Add aliases/routes to the Digital Garage application
Is necessary to add 2 routes with the purchased domain name. One with a "www" and another without. Go to the Digital Garage web console and add 2 aliases/routes to the application.
It should be something like this:
2. Edit CNAME register in GoDaddy
In order to get your domain pointing to the application implemented in Digital Garage, is necessary to edit the CNAME register with www subdomain.
Log in to your GoDaddy account.
On your product list next to Domains, click the (plus sign button) to expand the list:
Next to the domain you want to manage, under the Action section, click on the Manage DNS button:
Identify the CNAME register with www subdomain, click the edit button (pencil sign), fill the "Points to" field with the application alias generated by Digital Garage and the click in the “Save” button:
3. Create domain forwarding
To operate the root path of the domain "makkasoft.net" (no www), you must create a redirect. At the same DNS management page used in the previous step you will see the "Forwarding" section:
Click the "ADD" button to add a domain forwarding with the following values (See the image):
After saving changes, GoDaddy will take between 10 to 15 minutes to perform the update and you can access the application from the domain. Thus, when you try to access the root domain "makkasoft.net" will redirect to "www.makkasoft.net".
Article by: Edward Suárez at Bixlabs, Uruguay