Custom Domain Names for Jelastic deployments

By August 1, 2011 HowTo, Video 6 Comments
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When you deploy your application into Jelastic, the URL you get is your_deployment_name.jelastic.com. While this is probably fine for development and test scenarios, you probably want to use a neat shiny independent external URL that you own for production deployments.

Luckily this is extremely easy and free to do. Below are the step-by-step instructions. Scroll down if you want to see the video instead.

To use your own domain name for your URL instead of application_name.jelastic.com, do the following steps:

1. Log in to your domain registrator and add canonical name (CNAME), e.g.,your_deployment_name.jelastic.com. CNAME www.myexternaldomain.com.

2. Wait till the DNS change propagates (you should start seeing Jelastic’s documentation page when using the external URL.)

3. Log in to the Jelastic.

4. Click the Settings button (the wrench icon) for the environment which URL you wish to change.

5. Enter your domain name e.g., www.myexternaldomain.com.

6. Click the Bind button.

Note: It may be several minutes until the new URL takes effect.

Here’s a quick video showing the whole procedure:

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6 Comments

  • d63hbz says:

    I bind my domain last night , but it doesnot work yet.

  • Barry says:

    The instruction above is too scanty and limited to only one domain name registrator. It is frustrating when some thing this simple takes days without any results.

    • Dmitry Sotnikov says:

      Barry,

      Any domain name registrar has a DNS management panel that lets you add a CNAME record.

      Which registrar are you using? Is the issue that you cannot find how to add the record or that it takes too long for the DNS change to propagate?

      Dmitry

  • Barry says:

    Dmitry,

    It has to do with adding the record. It has the following fields:

    Host Name: —————————- .titanps.org

    Value:———————————- .titanps.org

    Where do I put the CNAME? I am really confused and your assistance will be appreciated.If you don’t mind I can send you my credentials for the DNS management panel. Thanks

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