If you have a custom domain you'd like to use for one of your stores, this guide will help you learn more about configuration and various options for this.
About Custom Domains
Every InkSoft store automatically uses the url directory of stores.inksoft.com/yourstorenamehere. However, you can choose to assign a custom domain to any store, instead of having to use the InkSoft domain. Here are a couple of things to consider:
- You can assign any custom domain to any one of your stores. All of your stores can have a custom domain name assigned if you wish.
- Assigning a custom domain name to a store, and then setting that store as the 'Main Store' will make that custom domain the default directory for all of your other stores that don't have their own custom domain.
For example: Instead of all your stores having the directory of stores.inksoft.com/storenamehere, they would have the directory of customdomain.com/storenamehere
To learn more about the 'Main Store' setting, click here.
For stores that are not set as the 'Main' store:
If you'd like to stick with whatever the default directory url would be (either stores.inksoft.com OR customdomain.com, if you have one assigned to the main store), then choose the 'No, I'll use my InkSoft subdomain.' option.
If you would like to use a custom domain for your store (instead of the default directory url), then choose the 'Yes, I have a custom domain' option. You'll then be required to complete further configuration for your custom domain.
Click here to view the training guide for pointing domains with GoDaddy.
After you enter a Custom Domain and click "Next" you will be prompted with a pop-up message which explains the additional configurations that are required for your custom domain name. This includes completing DNS configuration both in InkSoft and with your domain provider. You may do this via a CNAME or an A Record.
Point your domain name to either:
- CNAME: stores.inksoft.com
- A Record: 220.127.116.11 (if CNAME is not possible)
After you've successfully pointed your custom domain to InkSoft and assigned it to your store, it is very important and strongly recommended that you install an SSL for the custom domain. SSL certificates are needed to show that the site is secure. An unsecured site (especially an ecommerce online store) deters customers from visiting the site and from shopping.
InkSoft provides many SSL options for your custom domain(s), including a FREE option.
Click Here to learn how to install the FREE SSL option for your domain.