Add a Custom Domain to Your App
How to apply a custom domain to your Softr app.
Your application can be published on a subdomain provided by Softr, custom subdomains, or your own custom domain. A subdomain gets assigned to your application by default, right after you create the application.
In this guide, we'll show you how you can publish your application to your own custom domain (yourdomain.com). Custom domain boosts your credibility and helps to build up your brand. Let's proceed.
1. Add a custom domain
In your Softr application, go to the Settings => Custom Domain page and add your own custom domain in the following format "yourdomain.com". It will also add the full domain "www.yourdomain.com" by default.
2. Update the DNS
Access your domain's DNS settings in your domain registrar's or DNS host's dashboard.
Every DNS host has its own way of updating DNS settings. Please, read the help documentation of your DNS host if you are not familiar with it yet. Also, check out our FAQ on domain setup.
Add an A record and CNAME
You will need to create an A record and a CNAME
- For the A record, set the host to @;
- For the CNAME, set the host to www ;
- Input the IP address we've provided for you (see below under Value).
To verify that your DNS settings are correct, and that your domain is correctly pointing to Softr, check the status of your domain name in your DNS settings.
3. Publish your application to your custom domain
Now if you click on the Publish button within your Softr studio's top navigation bar, you should see your custom domain in the menu that opens. Click the Publish button, and you are almost done.
It may take up to 48 hours before changes are successfully made from your DNS host, so that you are able to open your application with your domain.
If your domain is not working correctly after 48 hours, contact your domain provider’s support. If your DNS settings are correct and you are still experiencing issues with your published application, contact us and we'll assist.
Last updated on December 6, 2022