Set Up Your Resource and CNAME
First you need to set up a website (resource) and set your DNS using your hosting provider’s admin.
If your hosting provider uses cPanel you can see our guide called Integrate With cPanel Hosting.
Every domain and web hosting provider uses a different administration system. Since there are many systems, we can’t really give you a specific guide for every provider on how to set up your DNS. Whatever provider you’re with (whether it’s GoDaddy, HostGator or any other out of million providers out there), generally you need to follow these steps:
1. Log in to your hosting provider’s administration (look for a link to admin area on your provider’s website).
2. Search for DNS manager, DNS Zone Editor, or any page within the admin area where you can change your DNS settings.
3. In the DNS management page you have to add a CNAME record. Usually, you will need to enter the Name and CNAME that you will find in CDNlion™ Dashboard.
See steps 4. – 6. for more details.
4. You should have already setup a website (resource) using CDNlion™ Dashboard. The setup provided you with a CNAME which has been set to pull the content from your domain. Open CDNlion™ Dashboard (app.cdnlion.com) to get your unique Hostname.
5. When you open Dashboard, find the website (resource) you are trying to configure and click Manage.
6. You will see Information on how to set up DNS right away. Under number 3 you should see the Hostname (Name) that you’ve already set up and CNAME (Value) that was assigned to you.
7. Now that you’ve found you Name and Value, you just need to enter it in the correct fields in you hosting provider’s admin and save the changes. The image below shows how to enter a new record using GoDaddy.com DNS Manager (for those who have domains registred with godaddy.com or similar providers).
8. That’s it. Now you just need to wait. Be aware that changes in DNS settings usually need some time to process. In most cases, it should only take 10 or 15 minutes. However, your DNS settings might be slower to update and it can sometimes take up to 24 hours for the DNS to start working.
If you have any problems finding DNS manager in your hosting provider’s system or you are not sure about how to change it, contact your hosting provider’s customer support.
After you have made the DNS settings right, you can connect it to your CMS such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and others. Go to Guides & Instructions to access all the guides on how to integrate with your CMS.
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