Setting up a custom domain with an SSL certificate for your Kyvio sites

            All your sites are by default hosted on {your-site-name}.kyvio.com, however Kyvio also offers you the option to use your own custom domain (e.g. www.yoursite.com) instead for optimal branding.

            To setup your custom domain you need to follow these steps as laid out in this article.
            We use a 3rd party platform called Stackpath to protect your site against DDOS attacks plus make use of advanced caching for optimal loading speed AND we offer you a free WAF (Web Application Firewall) with a free SSL certification.

            Note: your DNS manager is usually located at your domain registrar (where you bought your domain, e.g. namecheap, godaddy etc)

            Point your domain to Kyvio & set it up in your account

            1. Login to Kyvio

            2. make sure the kyvio site you want to use for your domain is selected





            3. Go to 'Edit Current Site'





            4. Scroll down and you will see an option 'Domain Mapping', turn this ON





            5. Fill our your domain in the input field
             (e.g. www.yourdomain.com or kyvio.yourdomain.com where 'www' or 'kyvio' is the subdomain you are using)

            * Make sure your site status is set to 'Published'




            6. Then scroll further down and click 'Save site settings' button.




            7. You will recieve an email filled with the necessary information regarding your domain name:



            a) the first part of the email will provide you with the specific CNAME values to add for the sites SSL:







            b) The second portion is the CNAME for the domain itself:






            c) and thirdly you simply wait for your changes to take affect:





            After both (a) and (b) are completed you will also have 2 new buttons within your edit site window ( image bellow)

            Here is where you can see whether your changes have taken affect, and you will be able to see and check the validity of your domain by clicking on the " validate domain" button






            The screenshots of the email given above request that you do the following:
            Create 2 CNAMES within your domains DNS. One of which would be for the domain name itself:

            Example:
            name: WWW    Value: u2f2c4i5.stackpathcdn.com

            And the other CNAME for the SSL certiciate for the site by simply adding the second CNAME name and values that are providing within the email:

            Example
            name: _447aad356a83efa266a083ab902aa3e3          value: 0b740f830c3ebd558fc68af602897f77.87f6c9d03b827b0dfd56fdcd33eea5cf.71b004a2bb0941faa3a5.comodoca.com




            THE NAME AND VALUE FIELDS ARE DIFFERENT FOR EVERYONE. So please keep an eye on the values that are within your specific email, and not on the examples provided here!




            Example how it looks using Namecheap DNS manager:





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