Using Your Own Domain

Last updated 25 Jul 2018
Using your own domain

If you have registered a domain from a 3rd party you can connect that domain to your GrazeCart site. You will still use the 3rd party domain provider to manage your domain settings, pay for your domain, and renew your domain.

Setting up a 3rd party domain will require editing your DNS records. Depending on the service you used to register your domain, the way you go about editing your DNS records can vary.

The most important thing you need to do is set up an A record that points your domain to the GrazeCart server IP address (138.197.58.23). You will also need to set up any subdomains, such as www, to also point to our IP address.

The GrazeCart IP address is 138.197.58.23

If you are setting up an existing domain and you already have an A record set up, you will want to delete the old A record or change it to point to our IP address. You do not want to have the same host pointing to multiple IP addresses, only ours.

Connecting Your Domain


Step 1: From your GrazeCart admin go to Settings / Domain.

Step 2: Provide the domain you want to use.

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Step 3: Add the DNS records listed below using the DNS manager where your domain is hosted.

If you own a domain from one of the listed services, just click the link to get instructions for setting up DNS records:


TypeValueHost
A@138.197.58.23
CNAMEwww@


Step 4: Click the "Validate Connection" button to test and finalize the setup. Don't be alarmed if you see an error that your domain is not set up yet, this process can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours depending on where your domain is hosted. Just try again in a few minutes.

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Once validation passes, it can take another minute or two for the set up process to finish and for us to install and secure your site with your free SSL certificate. Once that is done you will be able to access your GrazeCart site at your own domain.