If you purchased a domain name from a third-party provider, you can connect it to your Portfoliobox site. All you need to do is follow the guide below and change a couple of settings in your domain provider's account. Your domain name will remain registered at your current provider but will be connected to your Portfoliobox site. You can only connect one domain and only Pro users can use a custom domain. 


If you don't have a custom domain, you can register a new one through Portfoliobox.


Step 1 - Submit your domain name in your admin panel

To connect your domain,

  1. In your admin panel, click on Publish.
  2. Choose Use the domain I already own.
  3. Submit your domain name and click Use my domain
  4. Confirm.



Step 2 - Configure your domain name

After the steps above, you will need to configure your domain. In order to add our settings, first log into your domain provider's account and change the DNS of your domain. The records below are the settings that you will need to add to your DNS. If you are not familiar with the process of domain configuration, we recommend you to provide your domain provider with the following information.

1. Create an A-record for your domain name:

The A-record creates a redirection from yourdomain.com to www.yourdomain.com.


RECORD TYPENAME / HOSTTTLVALUE / POINTS TO
A record@10800107.20.241.149


2. Create a CNAME for the subdomain "www"

The CNAME record connects www.yourdomain.com to your Portfoliobox site.


RECORD TYPENAME / HOSTTTLVALUE / POINTS TO
CNAME recordwww10800home.portfolioboxdns.com



Note! It may take up to 48h before your domain name configuration has propagated. If you have an issue configuring your domain name or if it's still not working in a couple of days, please contact our support team who will gladly assist you.


SSL Certificate

The SSL Certificate ensure a secure connection between the web server and the web browser. When a certificate is successfully installed on a server, the application protocol (HTTP) will change to HTTPs, where the "s" stands for "secure".

Shortly after you have configured your domain name, a SSL certificate will automatically be generated for your domain. The whole process of DNS propagation and SSL certificate generation can take up to 60 hours. You will receive an email notification when your SSL certificate is ready.