Step 1: Log In and open Settings for existing Site

Above: example configuration for the domain www.example.com 

Preview Mode

  • switch Preview Mode off

Domain (where browsers connect to)

  • enter/verify your frontend domain (e.g. www.example.com)

Origin (where wao.io connects to)

  • enter your origin domain’s IP address (e.g. 93.184.216.34)
  • Note: If your IP is likely to change (e.g. due to cloud hosting), use a subdomain instead of an IP address. Therefore, create another subdomain at your DNS/domain provider as origin hostname for wao.io. For example: create origin-www.example.com  for your domain www.example.com  (both domains should have the same A Record or CNAME ) and configure the site settings in your dashboard as follows:

TLS/SSL Certificate

  • we automatically enable SSL with Let's Encrypt for your domain
  • If you want to use your own certificate, please contact our team via Chat or Email: support@wao.io.

Save your settings by clicking SAVE SITE before proceding with Step 2.

Step 2: Change the DNS target for your domain 

To go live please change the DNS record for your domain (e.g. www.example.com) at your DNS/domain provider. 

Option A: highest compatibility

Configure your domain in your DNS server as CNAME to global.wao.zone. . For a First Level Domain (e.g. example.com , without www. ) you cannot use CNAME. Instead, replace your existing A-Records with two A-Records for the IP addresses 81.173.210.90 and 62.216.162.9.

Option B: modern TLS settings

In your DNS server, set your domain as CNAME to stricttls.global.wao.zone  or for First Level Domains as A-Records to 81.173.210.91 and 62.216.162.10 .

In both setups, please remove all AAAA with IPv6 addresses.

Please note that the DNS change
can take up to 36h to become active, depending on your DNS/domain provider. Your website stays online during this time! If you enabled the Let's Encrypt option for your domain, the certificate will succeed after the DNS change. 

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