If you subscribe to the Starter or Pro plans then you can connect your website to your own domain that you’ve purchased with a domain registrar. You can purchase domains for relatively cheap from places like Google Domains, GoDaddy, or NameCheap.
Before your website will work, you also need to change at least the A record for your domain to point to your website. It’s also a good idea to set a CNAME record for the www version of your website. You can learn more about updating your domain’s A record in this walkthrough that covers a few of the major domain registrars.
There’s also a video below that walks through the process of updating your domain A record for three registrars and also connecting your custom domain on WPHubSite.
Step 1: Sign into your WPHubSite website dashboard. You should have been emailed a link to sign in. The sign in URL for your account is usually https://yourusername.wphubsite.com/login/ (this will change to your URL once you complete this process and the A record is set up properly).
Step 2: Click the See Account Summary button in the Account Statistics panel of your website dashboard.
Step 3: Type in the domain you’ve already purchased. You can put in the www. or leave it out, that’s up to you but will determine how visitors access your website.
- If you include the www. then your website will default to the www version.
- If you do not include the www. then your website will default to the non-www version.
Note: Do not include anything else in the URL box. You don’t need to put the http:// or https://. Check and double-check your domain before the next step.
Step 4: Click the Set Custom Domain button to save the domain.
Step 5: Confirm you’d like to update your website to a custom domain by clicking the OK button.
That’s it! You’ll get a confirmation that the change was successful across the top of your dashboard. You can now access your website from the new URL. Your dashboard login will now be your domain.com/login/.
You may get a secure certificate notice stating that your website is not secure on your new domain when you update the URL. This is to be expected and it will work without issue within 24 hours. Please be patient.
Connect Custom Domain Video
This video will help you get through the process of connecting your custom domain in your WPHubSite WordPress admin dashboard. It also covers updating your domain A record for three of the major domain registrars.