To launch your new website, there are two stages: Configuring your DNS records and adding your "Primary Domain" within your Clinic Sites account.
First Stage: To configure your DNS records, you have two options:
Option #1: Do It Yourself
To take your site live in just a few clicks, you will want to gain access to your DNS Zone records. You can do this by logging in to your domain registrar (GoDaddy, BlueHost, Network Solutions, eNom, etc) and adjust the following 2 records:
- A record set to 18.104.22.168
- CNAME record set up from *.myclinicsite.ca to loadbalancer.clinicsites.co
Here's what it will look like when you're done:
Here's a tutorial from one of the most popular domain providers, Go Daddy. Learn to change your records here.
Option #2. Get Someone Else To Do It For You
If you need help updating your DNS records, call your Domain Host (GoDaddy, BlueHost, etc) and ask their customer service team to help you go through it.
Here's your script you can say with them (even if you're not sure, they'll know what you're talking about):
"I would like some help changing the DNS records for my domain (say your URL here). Please change A record to 22.214.171.124.
Next, I'd like my CNAME record set to loadbalancer.clinicsites.co."
Stage Two: Go Over To The Clinic Sites Staging Site Link You've Been Using To Build Your New Site
Now will need to add your domain to your site settings and set it as the primary domain.
- Go to Admin, click on Settings
- Select Domain in the left side menu
- Click 'Add domain' to add your domain(s) (can add multiple domains)
4. After the DNS changes have fully propagated, click the more button (•••) to the right of your domain, click Make Primary.
Note: DNS changes can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few days to fully propagate. Before setting your domain as the primary, test your domain to see if it redirects to your staging domain. Once it successfully directs to your new site, update the primary domain.
Congratulations, your site will be launched after that final step!
Don’t have a domain?
Not sure where your domain is registered?
If you're unsure where your domain is registered you can using one of the following tools to determine where it is registered:
More often than not using these tools will allow you to find where the domain is registered and sometimes even who has registered it (whois.net). Please note that sometimes this information is not available. You may need to contact your current website provider to find out if they can assist.
Is your domain currently managed by current web host?
If your current web host requires you to pay for hosting if you keep your domain and manage your DNS with them, you will likely need to create a Hover or GoDaddy (or other domain provider of choice) account and transfer the domain there. Check with your provider for more details.