Custom domain

Give your app a unique address in the web πŸ•Έ

Besides deploying your project to yourapp.directual.app you can also publish your project to any custom domain you own once you have a suitable plan.

Step 1. Register your domain

If you own your domain already you can add it, go to Step 2. You also can search and purchase a new domain, for example, through GoDaddy or Google Domains (or any other service).

Step 2. Add a domain in Directual

Go to Web-pages section, then to Web-portal settings→Custom Domain.

Adding a first-level domain

For example, mysite.com or superapp.io

If you add a first-level domain, you'll see A-records to copy.

Adding a subdomain

For example, app.mysite.com or www.superapp.io

Step 3. Updating the DNS-records

Access your domain's DNS management in your domain registrar's or DNS host's dashboard.

In case of a first-level domain

  • Add an A record

  • Set the host to @

  • Add the first ip, that you've copied in Directual

  • Save the record

  • Add one more A record

  • Set the host to @

  • Add the second ip, that you've copied in Directual

  • Save the record

In case of a subdomain

  • Add a CNAME record

  • Set the host to your subdomain (for example if you add a subdomain hello.myapp.com, host will be hello)

  • Set the link to proxy.directual.app

  • Save the record

Don't forget to edit records for www subdomain, if you want to use it. Usually there are some default settings for www.

Step 4. Check DNS status in Directual

Domains can take anywhere from 24–48 hours to populate and sometimes up to 72 hours depending on your provider. Some providers like GoDaddy and Google Domains can populate their DNS as quickly as 15 min to 1 hour.

Bonus. Free SSL

Directual automatically provides SSL ("secure socket layer") to encrypt your app. SSL is the standard method for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. It ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral, so you and your website's visitors can rest assured that your information is safe.

Issuing SSL certificate usually takes 10–20 minutes.