In this tutorial we’re going to show you how to properly setup your domain if you have your domain with 1 and 1. Please follow ALL these steps in order.
Step 1: Adding A Subdomain
After you log into you account, scroll down till you see the list with your domain. Click on the Gear icon and select ‘Manage Subdomains’.
Then click ‘Add Domain’.
NOTE: If you already have a subdomain, you’ll find this link in the box to the right of your listed subdomain.
Step 2: Setting Up A CNAME
Once you’ve added your subdomain, go back to the first page of your account. On the right side there will be a box called Portfolio. This will tell you how many domains & subdomains you own. Click on ‘Subdomains’.
Then click on the Gear icon and select ‘DNS’.
You’ll be redirected to a list of records. Unlike the picture you probably won’t have any CNAME records at the top, so you’ll wan’t to click ‘Add Record’.
NOTE: Fill out the form exactly as you see it in the above picture.
You can copy and paste this link apartment.wpengine.com
Step 3: Set Up A Redirect
So what we did in the previous steps will make your domain work with www. But since most people today don’t add www, we want it to also work if someone just types your domain name without the www. So we’re going to forward the non-www version of your domain with www.
Once again, on the home page of your account, scroll down till you find the list showing your domain. Again you’ll click on the Gear icon, but this time select ‘Adjust Destination’.
NOTE: Make sure you the form is filled out correctly BEFORE clicking Save.
Step 4: Attach Your Domain To Your Site
Almost done. Log into your Apartment Investor Pro account and scroll down till you see on the side menu ‘Tools’ hover over that and click on ‘Domain Mapping’.
Once you’re redirected add Your domain to the ‘Map new domain name’ Field.
What you’ll also want to do is click the Star icon under ‘Actions’ for the domain you just added. This will make it the primary domain. Otherwise, it will use your Apartment Investor Pro URL as the primary and will affect your sitemap. What does this mean? Well if you are concerned about SEO, it’ll make a difference because all of the URLs in your sitemap will show as your Apartment Investor Pro domain name if you don’t change your primary domain.
IMPORTANT: Include the ‘www’. You may not have any domains in the list above unlike the picture above. Whether you only have 1 or multiple, make sure to select ‘Directed to mapped (primary) domain’ for Your new domain.
Step 5: Request SSL Certificate
The last thing you’ll want to do is set up an SSL certificate. What is an SSL certificate? An SSL certificate makes your website more secure. It also puts the little “secure” lock icon in your web browser when you visit your site. Having an SSL certificate can help people to trust your website.
This last step however, you cannot do yourself. You’ll need to submit a request for an SSL Certificate to Apartment Investor Pro support. Once you have submitted the request, you can sit back and relax as our team sets up your SSL Certificate.
Once Completed you will receive a confirmation email letting you know the process has been completed.
If you run into any issues, feel free to contact support.