How To: Use Your Domain

Using your domain with your PaidToday Pages websites and funnels

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How To: Use Your Domain
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"It's really a comfort to know my business is protected from Web attacks. The PaidToday Pages Feature has made this so easy to set up! - Happy Customer"

Contents

    Before you get started!

    Cloudflare is a service provider for content delivery, DDoS mitigation, internet security, and domain name servers. Primarily for your website Cloudflare will offer easy automated security tools and routing services.

    Directions:
    1. Make sure you have full access to your domain registrar log in info and your purchased domain info Ect.. you will need this information in the following steps.
    2. Then continue with the steps below

    Before you get started!

    Create Your Free Cloudflare Account

    Directions:
    1. Create your free cloudflare account @ www.cloudflare.com

    Create Your Free Cloudflare Account

    Click Add Site Button

    Directions:
    1. Click the add site button towards the upper right

    Click Add Site Button

    Enter your domain name in to the input field

    Directions:
    1. Enter your domain to the input field (Example: yourdomainname.com) Note: Do not add www. or the https://
    2. Confirm by clicking the Add site button

    Enter your domain name in to the input field

    Choose Free Cloudflare Plan

    Directions:
    1. Select the free plan

    Choose Free Cloudflare Plan

    Copy Nameservers 1 and 2 from both input fields that cloudflare is providing

    Directions:
    1. Copy the nameservers 1 & 2 provided by cloudflare and keep them on hand (You will need to paste these later in a following step)
    2. Leave this browser window open for now

    Copy Nameserver 1 and 2 from the 2 input fields that cloudflare is providing

    Log in to your domain registrar and access DNS Settings

    Directions:
    1. Open a new browser window, and Log in to your domain registrar (Where you bought your domain from Ex.Godaddy, Namecheap, BlueHost Ect.)
    2. Click on or access the DNS settings of the domain you wish to use

    Log in to your domain registrar access DNS Settings

    Update Nameservers of your registrar to use the ones cloudflare provided you

    Directions:
    1. In The DNS Settings of your chosen domain - Scroll To Locate where your nameservers are listed
    2. Click On the change or edit nameservers button or link
    3. Note: If you are using GoDaddy after you click the change name servers you will now need to select -Enter my own nameservers advanced link located in the lower left
    4. Paste in your Cloudflare nameservers that we copied from the previous step in to the corresponding input fields (nameserver 1 goes in to the nameserver 1 input field)
    5. Save the changes
    6. Note: Allow up to 72 hours for nameserver changes to globally propagate.
    If Complete your nameserver setup still appears, Perform the following steps:
    1. Ensure the Nameservers are correctly spelled on both cloudflare and your registrar
    2. If the Nameservers are correct, click the Re-check now button in your Cloudflare account home screen.
    3. If Complete your nameserver setup no longer appears in the Cloudflare Overview app, you have successfully updated your nameservers and your domain is active at Cloudflare.

    Update Nameservers of your registrar (Go Daddy Example)

    Return To CloudFlare and Point DNS To PaidToday

    Directions:
    1. Navigate back to your cloudflare account in your web browser
    2. Select your domain (Note:your domain should show active status underneath it at this point)
    3. Click on the DNS Tab located towards the top of you screen

    Return To CloudFlare and Point DNS To PaidToday

    Delete Default A Type & CNAME Type Default Records

    Directions:
    1. Delete the Default (Type=A + Name=yourdomainname.com) Record by clicking the X located to the right on the row
    2. Delete the Default (Type=CNAME + name=www) Record by clicking the X located to the right on the row

    Delete Default A Type and CNAME Type Default Records

    Add A New Record

    Directions:
    1. Click the Add Record Button

    Add A New Record

    Enter First New CNAME Record Info

    Directions:
    1. Type = CNAME
    2. Name = @
    3. Target = target.paidtoday.com
    4. TTL = Auto
    5. Click Save

    Enter First New CNAME Record

    Enter Second New CNAME Record Info

    Directions:
    1. Type = CNAME
    2. Name = www
    3. Target = @
    4. TTL = Auto
    5. Click Save

    Enter Second New CNAME Record

    Set Up New Page Rule for SEO Maximization

    Here we will set up a page rule making it so www.yourdomainname.com will also go to your webpage. By default this is not the case and your potential audience may have a harder time finding you if this remains unfixed. Search engines also prefer this and will give you higher SEO rankings after you implement this rule

    Directions:
    1. Click On Page Rules Tab located towards the top of your screen
    2. Click On Create Page Rule Button

    Set Up New Page Rule for SEO Maximization

    Enter Page Rule Settings

    Directions:
    1. Enter your domain name in the upper input field, write it as the example but using your domain name (Ex www.yourdomainname.com/*) --Note: be sure to include the www. in the beginning and the /* at the end
    2. On the Settings Drop Down Choose (Forwarding URL) option
    3. For The Status Code Select (301 Permanent Redirect)
    4. For The Destination URL Enter (https://yourdomainname.com/$1) Write it as the example but using your domain name --(Note: Be sure to include the https:// in the beginning and the /$1 at the end
    5. Click Save And Deploy

    Enter Page Rule Settings

    Confirm Page Rule Is Active

    Directions:
    1. Should Show Rule As Active

    Confirm Page Rule Is Active

    Set domain on page set settings in PaidToday

    Directions:
    1. Login to your PaidToday Business Account
    2. Navigate to the page builder within business settings
    3. Click on the page set/website you wish to use this domain on
    4. Enter your domain into the Domain input field, type it in the same format as this example > (Ex. yourdomainname.com ) do not add the www or https:// on this input field

    Set domain on page set settings in PaidToday

    Confirm domain is working

    Directions:
    1. In your webrowser navigate to your website via (Ex.https://yourdomainname.com) Your website should be visible
    2. In your webrowser navigate to you website via (www.yourdomainname.com) Your website should be visible
    It's Still Not Working? What should I Do?
    1. Check that your domain is set inside your paidtoday page set settings
    2. Recheck your Nameservers, DNS Settings, And Page Rule Settings.
    3. Check your domain status inside your cloudflare account - It should say active (Allow time for cloudflare nameservers to globally populate -could take up 48hrs-)
    4. Or Contact us at [email protected] for further assistance

    Confirm domain is working