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How to Set Up a Custom Domain

When you create your StoryPRO website, you will be assigned a standard domain name such as storypro-123456-herokuapp.com. If you want to use a custom domain, you will need to either use an existing domain you own or purchase one from a domain provider.

Connecting Your Custom Domain

If you have already purchased a URL that you want to use for your StoryPRO website, you can connect it from your main account by navigating to the Domain tab.

Domain Tab Screenshot

Click on Configure to add your custom domain details.

Configuration Screen Screenshot

A pop-up window will appear, asking you to input your domain name. Enter the name of your domain without https://www. and click Save.

Finding Your DNS Target

After you have saved your domain name, you can find your DNS Target on the Domain tab.

DNS Target Screenshot

Copy this target and login to your DNS provider account. In the domain management area, look for your DNS settings. Then, on the Records list, click Add.

Domain Management Screenshot

Adding Your DNS Target

Select CNAME from the dropdown and paste the DNS target you copied earlier into the Points to field. The host should be the site domain root. For example, if your domain is www.example.com, the host should be www. Click Save to add the record.

CNAME Screen Screenshot

It may take up to 48 hours for this step to be applied by your domain provider. During this time, you may not be able to see your live site or it may appear without the latest changes.

Verifying Your Domain Connection

Once your site is connected, you will see the Domain Status updated in the Domain tab on your account management screen from Pending to Active**.

Domain Status Screenshot

By following these steps, you can connect your custom domain to your StoryPRO website and make it easier for your audience to find and access your content.

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If you need help with editing your CNAME record, check your provider's help resources. Here are the guides from some popular hosts: