You can link as many of your personal domain names to your Fabrik website as you like. Linking your own custom domain is a two step process. Set up Fabrik to recieve the domain and tell your domain to send traffic to Fabrik.
1. Add your domain to your Fabrik site
Add your domain within the Fabrik dashboard first. To do this, log in to Fabrik and go to Settings > Domains and add your domain.
Make sure both the root (non-www) and www versions of your domain are added. This way it doesn't matter which URL someone enters, they'll still end up at your Fabrik site.
2. Choose your primary domain
Every Fabrik website has a primary domain/URL. If someone navigates to a non-primary domain we redirect them to your primary domain. What you choose is up to you - personally we favour the non-www version (e.g. yourdomain.com) because it is shorter and looks nicer in the address bar.
3. Link from your domain provider
DNS (Domain name system) is the record that translates a friendly URL like fabrik.io into an IP Address; a long number that works like a phone number for things connected to the internet.
To link your domain to your Fabrik website you need to change some DNS records to point to Fabrik's IP Address on 184.108.40.206
Log in to the control panel of whoever manages your domain's DNS. Usually this is the same place where you purchased your domain but we often find that the domain registrar and DNS are in two places. If you're not sure who this is, you can check here to give you some clues.
Updating your DNS
Once you've logged in to your domain registrar's control panel you need to make some changes to your DNS records. The exact process for doing this can differ between providers. We have step-by-step guides for a number of popular registrars below.
- 123-Reg Domain Instructions
- Google Domains Instructions
- GoDaddy Domain Instructions
- Squarespace Domain Instructions
- Easyspace Domain Instructions
- Media Temple Domain Instructions
- Blacknight Domain Instructions
- Tsohost Domain Instructions
- Fasthosts Domain Instructions
- Gandi Domain Instructions
- OVH Domain Instructions
- 1&1 Domain Instructions
- UK2 Domain Instructions
If you're provider is not listed you need to configure the following records to point to Fabrik:
Host Name Type IP Address
@ A 220.127.116.11
www A 18.104.22.168
If you already have these records you can just update the IP Address. If you don't have them (possible if you've just registered the domain) you may need to create them.
Note: you should not have any duplicate hostnames that point to other places.
The Internet is a big place!
DNS records are replicated all over the internet so any changes you make can often take up to 48 hours to propagate. If after a few hours your domain still goes to the old location, restart your browser and try again, you may need to be patient and wait a bit longer. If you want absolute confirmation that you've set everything up correctly you can use Dig Web Interface.
We're here to help
DNS can be a little tricky so if you get stuck, please contact us via the chat (bottom right of your screen) or email us we will be happy to help.