Configure a custom application domain

IMPORTANT: The following section only applies to those servers deployed before 1st March 2017 or new servers created using backups of servers deployed before that date.

NOTE: Before following the steps below you should have configured a static IP address for your cloud server and should have also configured the domain in your DNS provider. Learn how to configure a custom server domain.

An application domain is one wherein a specific application like WordPress, Joomla! or Drupal can be accessed directly at a custom domain like http://example.com/.

Assign a custom domain to an application following the steps below:

  • Browse to the Bitnami Cloud Hosting dashboard and sign in if required using your Bitnami account.

  • Select the “Servers” menu item.

  • Select your cloud server from the resulting list.

  • Click the “Manage” button.

  • On the resulting page, navigate to the “Applications” tab in the lower panel and click the pencil icon that appears next to the application name.

    Server domain configuration

  • In the resulting dialog, select the “Use Custom Domain” option and enter the custom name name. Click “Update” to save the changes.

    Server domain configuration

    At the end of this step, entering your custom domain name into the browser address bar should take you to your Bitnami application on the cloud server, as shown below:

    Custom domain in browser

    TIP: In Bitnami Cloud Hosting, every server has only one wildcard domain assigned. For example, demo-server.bitnamiapp.com and all its subdomains will point to the same server IP address. Therefore, it is possible to change the application domain to use any name under the specified wildcard domain, such as me.blogs.demo-server.bitnamiapp.com.

Last modification October 1, 2018