Adding your own domain

You can enter your own domain for your space website.

By default, the website URL address of your Nexudus space is name_of_your_account.spaces.nexudus.com. If you prefer, you can use your own domain, for example, nameofyourspace.com. You must configure the additional domain on your Nexudus account and adjust your domain host settings.‌

Directing your DNS to Nexudus

To direct your domain to Nexudus, you need to make changes in your DNS settings for that domain.‌

If you want to redirect a naked domain, for example: yourdomain.com or www.yourdomain.com, complete the following steps:‌

  1. Add the A record to your DNS settings to direct your root domain to this IP address: 174.129.25.170.

    The root domain is usually referred to as @.

  2. Add the CNAME record to your DNS settings pointing your www subdomain to spaces.nexudus.com.

If you only want to redirect a subdomain to Nexudus, for example members.yourdomain.com, you can just add the CNAME record. For example, if you want to redirect members.yourdomain.com, add a CNAME record for members.‌

Configuring the additional domain in Nexudus

After you configure your DNS, add a new domain in your Nexudus account.‌

To add a business domain

Add both yourdomain.com and www.yourdomain.com as additional domains in step 8.‌

  1. If the side menu is not visible, click.

  2. In the side menu, click Settings.

  3. In the Features section, click Website.

  4. From the list of tabs, click Domain.

  5. Click Add business domain.

  6. In the Name text box, type a user-friendly name for the new domain.

  7. If you manage more than one space, select the space for which you want to add the new domain from the Location drop-down list.

  8. In the Url text box, type the URL address of the domain.

  9. Optional: If you use a reverse proxy to handle SSL connections, set Use ssl proxy to YES.

  10. Set Active to YES if you want the domain to be active as soon as it is added.

  11. Click Save.

You must now go to your domain host and create a CNAME record for the subdomain in the DNS settings by entering the spaces.nexudus.com address. Do not use www.‌

Why pages still show the nexudus.com domain?

It is likely that those pages transfer sensitive information, such as payment details or personal details of the members. This means that Nexudus recognizes those pages and makes sure that they can only be loaded over HTTPS. This requires an SSL certificate for the domain name to be displayed in the browser. If you want your own domain to be displayed on those pages, make sure your own domain uses an SSL certificate to encrypt this data.‌

You cannot install your own SSL certificate on our servers, but you can use a service like CloudFlare to proxy your domain through that service before it reaches our servers. CloudFlare offers a free SSL certificate for all domains.

If you use your own root domain with CloudFlare, don't **direct the A record for the naked domain (@) to 174.129.25.170. Instead, delete the A record for the naked domain and add a CNAME directed to spaces.nexudus.com. CNAME** records in the root domain are allowed in CloudFlare.Configuring a domain in CloudFlare‌

Configuring a domain in CloudFlare

If you use CloudFlare, you can enable SSL by selecting Full for the ACTIVE CERTIFICATE mode.Enabling SSL‌

Enabling SSL

Then, **create a page rule to force all pages to use SSL.

Creating a page rule