If you have your own domain name you can use this on your Siimple site.

The custom domain must be registered before you can use it on Siimple. If you haven’t registered the domain yet, you can generally do so at any domain provider (such as CloudflareNamecheap, or Godaddy)

Adding Your Custom Domain Name

To add your custom domain name to your Siimple site, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure your site is Published
  2. From your Dashboard Go to Settings > General Settings
  3. Select Custom Domain from the dropdown field
  4. Type in the full Domain name you would like to use. Such as yoursite.com or for a subdomain subdomain.yoursite.com
  5. Click ‘Save Changes’

Next, you would need to change your DNS records through your domain registrar’s (GoDaddy, Namecheap, Google Domains, etc) or DNS provider’s (Cloudflare, Netlify, etc) website.

How to update your DNS Settings

To use your custom domain with Siimple, you need to update your DNS settings. This is done through your domain registrar’s website. If you’re not sure who your domain registrar is, you can use a service like Whois to find out.

Root domain records

For a root domain like yoursite.com you’ll need to add the following two records:

Be sure to remove any old A records or AAAA records for your root domain or old CNAME entries for www in your DNS settings if your provider does not do this automatically.

1

A Record

An A record pointing @ to the IP address 137.66.61.42

2

CNAME Record

A CNAME record pointing www back to your domain without the www (eg. yoursite.com)

Subdomain records

For a subdomain like subdomain.yoursite.com you’ll need to add one record:

An A record pointing subdomain to the IP address 137.66.61.42

Where subdomain can be any name you want to use.

Troubleshooting

If you run into issues, please ensure that you have:

  1. Added new DNS records to your domain provider
  2. Removed old DNS records
  3. Waited up to 24 hours for new records to propagate

If after checking all of the above you are still having issues, please reach out to our support team.