Create a custom CNAME record.
Go to your DNS provider’s website (e.g. GoDaddy or Cloudflare). If you’re choosing one for the first time, go with one that supports SSL.
Create a CNAME (‘canonical name’) record for your custom domain.
How to create a custom CNAME record with Cloudflare.
Each hosting service has a slightly different way to create CNAME records.
As an example, here’s how to set up a CNAME record with Cloudflare.
Step 1 - Open a browser tab or window and sign in to your Cloudflare Account.
Step 2 - Go to the ‘DNS’ section in Cloudflare and add a CNAME record for your "Custom domain".
Step 3 - Click the Add record Button to add a CNAME record for your custom domain.
Step 4 - Add the CNAME record to your domain’s DNS records.
Selecting CNAME as the record type
Name based on the first part of your custom domain for example if your custom domain is checkout.example.com, use checkout as a name
Target Must be app.chargeautomation.com
Click on the Cloud icon under the Status so it turns orange
Time To Live (TTL)
Selecting Auto as the TTL.
Choose to configure SSL (optional)
After you set up a custom domain, Your domain will now appear as ‘not secure’ on web browsers like Chrome Here’s how to secure it.
SSL (or TLS), is the most widely used way to secure the connection between your server and your browser. It ensures the connection between the server and browser is encrypted and safe, and appears as HTTPS.
Here’s what an SSL-configured website (with HTTPS) typically looks like on the Chrome browser:
This is what it looks like if you’ve visited a website not secured by SSL (without HTTPS):
There are two ways to set up SSL on your custom domain:
Use a flexible SSL (using a third party DNS provider like CloudFlare or AWS CloudFront)
Use your own SSL certificate (using a TLS Termination Proxy)
You can configure SSL for your custom domain to keep sensitive information encrypted. If you want to do this, make sure you’ve set up your CNAME with a DNS provider that supports SSL, like Cloudflare
How to configure SSL with Cloudflare
1- Add SSL support to your domain
Go to the ‘Crypto’ section and change SSL to ‘Flexible’ or ‘Full’.
2- Create a page rule enforcing HTTPS
Go to ‘Page Rules’ and create a new page rule with the following settings, replacing
checkout.example.com with your own custom domain.
Finally you have successfully created your custom domain and now Log in to your account at ChargeAutomation >> Profile Update.
Turn On/Enable Whitelabel Solution Button
Enter your Custom Domain.
Your new domain or sub-domains should have setup correctly.
The new domain or sub-domain, you try to attach, the propagation should be completed before you attach it.
As long as you setup correctly, everything should be fine now with your new domain/subdomain. Please create a new booking and test it.
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