Map Domain

Mapping a Domain

By default a site created on InstaWP has a * subdomain. In paid plans, its possible to map a custom domain to any site. This is particularly useful if you want to showcase a site to a client.

To map a domain, open the Map Domain option from the site dropdown.


Entering Domain

Before using this feature, you should already have access to DNS settings of a domain you own or manage. In this example, we are going to point to an InstaWP site.

Enter the domain into the modal box as shown:

  1. Enter the domain name into the box
  2. Copy the Hostname of your site.

Create a CNAME record

Copy the hostname and create an CNAME record in your domain provider's control panel. In this example, we are using namecheap.


Background processing

InstaWP automatically verifies the domain's A record(s) and issues a free SSL certificate. It may take from few minutes to few hours, depending on the DNS propogation time.