Mapping a Domain
By default a site created on InstaWP has a
*.instawp.xyz 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.
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
yourawesomeclient.com to an InstaWP site.
Enter the domain into the modal box as shown:
- Enter the domain name into the box
- Copy the IP Address
Map www as well
Tick this box to map the www version of the site too. (You will need to create two A records for this work).
Redirect www to Root
Tick this box if you want to auto redirect the www version to the main domain.
Create an A record
Copy the IP address and create an
A record in your domain provider's control panel. In this example, we are using namecheap.
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.