Properly setting up CNAMES for your hosting provider helps ensure that any changes required for your custom domain can be carried out with maximum efficiency and minimum disruption. Setting up your CNAME on your Hover provider is a fairly simple process, so let's see how it's done:
- Log in to your Hover account
- Click on the domain that you wish to set up.
- Check your Domain Details to verify that your nameservers are set to ns1.hover.com and ns2.hover.com.
- Click on the DNS tab
- Click on the Add New button in order to add a new DNS record.
- Enter the HostName:
- Host is the subdomain to which the CNAME applies
- For example, you'd enter newsletter if you're using newsletter.mydomain.com
- If you're using the root domain, enter www
- Select CNAME as the Record Type.
Enter the URL of your login page in our platform.
If your site address is mydomain.com then your login page in our platform is mydomain.moosend.com. You have to add a CNAME record to your DNS for your domain, a subdomain similar to the newsletter.mydomain.com example. Whatever your CNAME record is, it will need to point to mydomain.moosend.com.
- Click on Save to complete the process.
Tip: It takes 30 minutes or more to apply any changes you have made.
Important: To secure your added CNAME, you can export your personal information exchange (PFX) file in Windows format and send it to email@example.com. We will then add the certificate to your CNAME on your behalf, ensuring that it uses a secure HTTPS connection. To ensure the ongoing security of your CNAME, you will need to send us a new PFX file in Windows format if your current one expires.