Another popular use-case for this solution is marketing agencies. If you’re creating PPC landing pages for clients and managing it through a platform like Unbounce, you can now significantly reduce your bill by doing that all from a single WordPress install while still using clients’ custom domains.
That being said, let’s take a look at how to easily add a custom domain alias to your WordPress landing page.
What Do you Need to Add a Custom Domain Alias for Your WordPress Landing Page?
Once you find out the nameservers used by your hosting provider, you need to write them down as you’ll need this information in the next step.
For the sake of this tutorial, we’ll be showing you how to do that for a domain registered at Domain.com by pointing it to Bluehost. However, the basic instructions are the same for most domain registrars.
First, you need to log in to your Domain.com account. After that, you need to click on the ‘DNS & Nameservers’ link in the left-hand sidebar.
Before you start, make sure the correct domain is selected at the top of the screen. Once you have verified the domain is correct, simply scroll down to the NS records section.
First, click the 3 vertical dots next to ns1.domain.com then select Edit.
You will see a popup where you need to edit the nameserver record. Simply type the new nameserver in the ‘Content’ box then click the ‘Update DNS’ button.
Repeat the same process for the ns2.domain.com nameserver record too. You will see your updated nameservers in the list.
Now that your custom domain is pointing to your WordPress hosting provider, the next step is to add it to your hosting account.
We’ll show you how to add your domain name in Bluehost. However, the process is the same for most hosting providers.
Simply login to your hosting account dashboard and then go to Domains » Assign page. Here, you need to enter the domain name that you want to add under ‘Use a domain that is not already associated with your account’.
Bluehost will now check if the domain name points to their nameservers. After that, you can scroll down to ‘Addon vs Parked’ section and select ‘Addon’ option.
Below that, you will be given the option to select the directory (folder) you want to use for this domain. You need to choose the directory where your WordPress site is installed.
If you are unsure, you can simply choose public_html option below.
Finally, click on the ‘Assign this domain’ button to add your domain name.
That’s all, you can now enter your custom domain alias in a new browser tab, and it will automatically show your WordPress landing page.
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