Step 1: Create a CNAME record

For a quick and easy setup, we recommend using a subdomain (e.g. www.domain.com) with HacWare (Tier 2 +). To achieve this setup, create the following DNS records with your domain provider:

Subdomain DNS Configuration
Record TypeHostValue
CNAMEwww<subdomain>.hacware.com
A@Get IP from support@hacware.com

The CNAME is required. The A record is optional - it creates a redirect from your www subdomain to the root subdomain.

Root Domain Setup

If you'd prefer to use a root domain (e.g. domain.com), create the following DNS records with your domain provider.

Root Domain DNS Configuration
Record TypeHostValue
CNAME@<subdomain>.hacware.com
AwwwGet IP from support@hacware.com

The CNAME is required. The A record is optional - it creates a redirect from your www subdomain to the root subdomain.

Non-www Subdomain Setup

If you'd prefer to use an alternative subdomain (e.g. blog.domain.com), create the following CNAME record with your domain provider.

Non-www Subdomain DNS Configuration
Record TypeHostValue
CNAMEblog<subdomain>.hacware.com

Step 2: Activate the Custom Domain

Login to your publication's HacWare Partner Portal, and go to the Custom Domain settings.

Click the “Activate Custom Domain” button.

Step 3: Send Certificate and Key

Send your certificate ".crt" and ".key" file to support@hacware.com.   This will allow the page to display correctly under https protocol.