Configure a Custom Domain
Running on the
qloud.space domains is well and dandy for testing or small hobby projects, but at some point, you'll
want to run your application on a custom domain.
We have different ways to do this, depending on the type of domain you're using (subdomain, or apex domain).
Using a Subdomain
If you want to run you application on a subdomain of your domain, for example
app.my-domain.com, we ask you to
CNAME record in your DNS.
We'll verify that you are the owner of the domain using this special
CNAME name (
jl7pneh2.p01.qloud.network in this
We recommend using a short TTL in your DNS record (1 to 5 minutes), so that you can update it easily.
Using an Apex Domain
An apex domain is a domain without the subdomain part. In our example, it would be
my-domain.co.uk is an apex domain.
Apex domains do not allow the use of
CNAME records. Instead, we need to use
ALIAS records are non-standard, and are not supported by all DNS providers. What is does, is to check the IP address
of the domain you're pointing to and return its IP addresses.
Some DNS providers call
ANAME, or Cloudflare even calls it
uses CNAME flattening to make it work.
For apex domains, we ask you to configure the
ALIAS record in your DNS, and add an additional
TXT record that lets
us verify that you are indeed the owner of the domain.
In case your DNS provider does not support any of these options, please contact us, and we'll discuss alternatives.
As soon as you switch to a custom domain, we cannot automatically configure social login providers. Please check Social Logins how to do this.