Domain pointing or DNS pointing is used to direct the blog url (blog.yourcompanyname.com) to the server where your blog has already been created. The server that stores all the information on your blog, when a visitor accesses your blog, is fetched on the server.
In this tutorial you will learn how to not only point the subdomain, how to configure the blog's HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure), which is a secure protocol (that green lock that is in the link bar of your browser), that is, a rule which allows your computer to exchange information with a server that hosts the site with an important “layer” of data protection between your computer and the server.
Sites without a configured HTTPS usually generate this type of message:
At the end of this step-by-step you will be able to access your blog via the final url blog.yourcompanyname.com \o/
How to check if the pointing is correct:
After pointing the subdomain and HTTPS, as indicated above, you can check if everything is correct by just try to access the blog by the official URL (it is the subdomain you just pointed out). If you can access the blog, it usually means that the subdomain pointing was successful!
To check the HTTPS pointing, it is necessary to access your Stage account. These credentials were sent by e-mail with the subject: “Your blog is ready!”).
Access the "Dashboard":
Within the Dashboard, access "SSL" in the left side menu:
Also, check if your screen looks like the image below:
Note: it is necessary that the "Force HTTPS (High Security)" option is selected. If not, just select and click on "Save settings" as shown below:
Okay, your HTTPS pointing was successful :)
Please note that, depending on your server, the appointment's propagation can take up to 72 hours. That is, although it usually takes about 2 hours, it may take up to 72 hours for the pointing to work!
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