Resolve a domain name to a Web Hosting instance

Last Updated: Sep 29, 2017

A domain name must be resolved to the address provided by Web Hosting so that you or your users can visit the website hosted on the Web Hosting instance by accessing the domain name. Once a Web Hosting instance is bought, an address *.aliwebs.com is provided. You must add CNAME resolution to *.aliwebs.com.

Resolution procedures

  1. Log on to the Web Hosting console.

  2. On the Host List page, find the instance which you want to resolve the domain name to, and then click Manage in the Operation column.

  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Instance Details, and then copy the Temporary Domain value.

  4. Resolve the domain name.

    If you registered your domain name in Alibaba Cloud Domains, resolve the domain name using Alibaba Cloud DNS as follows.

    1. In the Alibaba Cloud console, click Products > Domains & Websites > Alibaba Cloud DNS.

    2. On the Basic DNS page, find the domain name which you want to resolve, and then click Configure.

    3. At the upper-right corner of the DNS Settings page, click Add Record.

    4. In the Add Record dialog box, complete the following configurations, and then click OK.
      • Select Type as CNAME.
      • Enter Host as www.
      • Retain ISP line as Default.
      • Paste the copied Temporary Domain value from Web Hosting Instance Details page to Value.
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