Configuring www as the Default Domain
This guide will help you set up the www version of your domain (www.example.com instead of example.com) as the default domain.
To set up the www version of your domain as the default domain, you have to have access to the Partner Portal, and a production domain set up.
Setting up the www version of your domain as the default domain is a three-step process:
Step 1: Verify wildcard SSL certificate
To ensure that you have a wildcard SSL certificate applied to your domain, log in to the Partner Portal. In the menu on the left, click on
Instances, and select the Instance you'd like to work with.
On the selected Instance's page, click on
Domains. You can see the list of domains associated with this Instance. In the row of the domain you'd like to set as www, click on
Details. Click on
Certificate details, and verify that the SSL certificate is valid for the following versions of your domain:
Step 2: Add Hosted Zone for www
On the domain's page, click on
Configure Hosted Zone. A list of Hosted Zone records associated with the domain is displayed.
Add record and fill in the form:
- Type: Select
- Name: Add
wwwat the start.
- TTL (Seconds): 3600
- Value: Enter your root domain. (E.g. example.com)
Create Hosted zone record. The
www.example.com record has been added to the list.
Step 3: Add www.example.com domain
On the Instance's page, go to
Domains, click on
Add new domain, and fill on the form:
- Name: www.example.com
- Use as default: check to enable
- Redirect: check to enable
- Redirect to: https://www.example.com
- Redirect code: 301 if permanent, 302 if temporary
Refresh the page, and you can see the www.example.com domain in the list set up as the default domain.
Congratulations! You have set up the www version of your domain as the default domain. Now you can learn more about deploying and syncing changes.