How Do I Get My Domain Pointing To My Heroku Rails App

Have purchased a domain on Godaddy and I want to point this to my rails app.

Posted about 5 years ago by Patrick Walsh
Posted about 5 years ago by Patrick Walsh

Thanks Alex that link you posted has almost got me there but getting a strange error when not using www. will chat to the domain provider.

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Posted about 5 years ago by Gemma Ward

This is the Heroku article you should read to see how to set it up (for all hosting sites, not just GoDaddy): https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/custom-domains

For the basic setup, follow the section for Custom Subdomains. The rest of the article focuses on advanced setup, like getting not just www.example.com but also example.com (called a root domain).

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Posted about 5 years ago by Alex Yang

Thanks Gemma. I would also suggest using DNSimple for hosting, if you still have the flexibility. While GoDaddy is fine (and may even be a little cheaper), DNSimple is really easy to navigate and I find that the time/frustration you'll save is well worth the extra few dollars.

I also found a good explanation of how to set up your domain for GoDaddy specifically: http://jgallardo.me/how-to-point-a-domain-from-godaddy-to-heroku/

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