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Connecting a standard domain

Easily publish your Vev content to your domain using our Standard Hosting (by Cloudflare) option.

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Written by Diego Muralles
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If you're looking to publish your Vev content quickly and easily, connecting your domain with Standard Hosting is the way to go. We use Cloudflare's hosting services — a top cloud computing company — to ensure that your content is served securely and smoothly.

Generally, Standard Hosting is the best option if you want your Vev project to be the primary content on a domain or sub-domain. Check out the chart below for some examples.


Example use


Building a website 100% in Vev, e.g.:


Creating campaign landing pages for multiple clients in Vev, who all have separate domains/sub-domains, e.g.:


Creating immersive editorials or special editions to be published to an existing website built and hosted outside of Vev, e.g.:


Creating campaign microsites in Vev to be published to an existing website outside of Vev, e.g.:

  • (for non-Vev content)

  • (for Vev content)

Standard Hosting might not be the best choice when:

  • You want to embed Vev content in your own pages, such as banners,

  • You want Vev pages to be accessible through a specific path on an existing website, like

  • You have complex hosting requirements or need to follow specific IT policies.

If any of the above are true, don't worry. Vev supports a variety of integration options that allow you to extract your content and host it in any way you want, so you can satisfy all of these scenarios.

Note: Vev is not a domain registrar, so you'll need to use a DNS provider of your choice to obtain and manage your domain name.

Adding a domain to your account

  • In the dashboard, click your User in the bottom-left corner

  • Select Hosting.

  • Click Add domain.

  • Enter your domain or sub-domain (e.g or There's no need to enter www when connecting a subdomain.

  • Within Access options, toggle if you want to share your domain across your team. By default, this will be off so it is only available to you.

  • Click Add domain.

⭐️ Tip: You can use a Punycode converter if you need to use special letters in your domain. You should enter the output when writing your domain name.

Connecting your domain

Once you've added your domain to your account, our system will automatically generate the DNS records, specifically the CNAME (Canonical name) record. These records act as invisible connectors between your domain name and our Standard Hosting server.

Add the CNAME record to your domain name registrar

CNAME is a type of DNS record that links your custom domain (e.g. to our Standard Hosting server. This eliminates the need for the default domain generated by our system (e.g., With this setup, you and your website visitors won't have to remember the default domain, making your website more user-friendly.

  1. In your domain name registrar account (GoDaddy, Google Domains, etc.), locate the domain's DNS settings or DNS manager. You may need to consult your registrar's documentation or contact their support team for assistance.

  2. Add the CNAME value ( to your domain's DNS settings.

  3. Save the changes to your DNS settings and wait for the changes to propagate. This can take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours or even up to 48 hours.

  4. Once the changes have propagated, return to your domain settings page in Vev and click "Connect domain". Confirm that your domain is connected and working successfully.
    Note: The "Connect domain" will turn into "Check domain" button

  5. Once successfully connected you will see the "Connected" label

Here are a few quick links to support articles for adding your CNAME to some of the most popular domain name registrars:

How to connect a naked domain to Vev?

Redirecting naked domains, also known as apex domains, can pose security risks either for you or the domain provider. Consequently, different providers resolve these problems in distinct methods, leading to disparate restrictions for each. If your provider permits apex CNAME records or ANAME records, you can opt for CNAME flattening, which is explained later. If you primarily want to access your content by typing '', the simplest solution is to utilize wwwizer's domain redirect. This service allows you to add a '' link in HTTP that redirects to '', with most browsers concealing the www part.

WWWizer's Domain Redirect

This free service redirects '' to ''. It utilizes an HTTP 301-redirect, which is unencrypted. However, since no substantial data or user interaction is transferred, you can safely use '' and it will redirect to '', which is secure.

To achieve this:

1. Add an A record with your apex domain's name and set its value to

2. Add a CNAME record with the name 'WWW' and set its value to ''.

3. Ensure you do not have other A, CNAME, or ANAME (ALIAS) records with the same name.

Please note, it may take a while for both DNS servers to refresh their cache, which can vary from 10 minutes to a few hours.

CNAME flattening enables the connection of a naked domain ( by adding a CNAME record, which is a feature not typically supported for root domains. This technique is commonly used for subdomains, such as or However, some providers now offer the ability to add CNAME records to the root domain, allowing you to connect the naked domain ( via CNAME flattening.

CNAME flattening is implemented differently by various providers, and they may refer to it by different names, such as ANAME or ALIAS, in addition to CNAME flattening.

Here is the list of which providers offer ANAME, ALIAS, or CNAME flattening:

Is your provider not included in the list above?

You can verify if your domain provider offers an ALIAS or ANAME record type, or if you can create a CNAME record pointing to your root domain.

Additional settings for your domain

Adding a web path

You can add a Path to your domain at the core level, which means it will be used as a base path in all projects that the domain is added to. Follow the steps below to learn how to do it.

  • In the dashboard, click the User in the bottom-left corner.

  • Select Hosting.

  • Select your domain.

  • Enter your path in the Web path field.

Adding a favicon

Follow the steps below to learn how to add a Favicon to your domain:

  • In the dashboard, click User in the bottom-left corner.

  • Select Hosting.

  • Select your domain.

  • Scroll down to the favicon section.

  • Drag and drop your file or click to upload it from your computer.

⭐️ Tip: We recommend using PNG files.

Publishing to your domain

Once your domain has been properly connected and set, you'll need to add it to your project so that you can publish to it. Just follow these steps:

  • Open the project you want to publish.

  • Click the Publish button in the top-right corner.

  • Select Add publish destination from the publish dialog.

  • Choose your domain from the dropdown list.

  • Add a path to your domain or leave it blank if you want to publish to its root (the path will only be added at a project level).

  • Hit Add publish destination.

  • Open the publish dialog.

  • Hit Publish project.

Unpublishing a project

To unpublish your project from a domain:

  • In the dashboard, click your User in the bottom-left corner.

  • Click "Hosting".

  • Select your domain.

  • Click the "Projects" tab on the left panel.

  • Click the three dots next to the project you want to unpublish and click "Unpublish".

The project will no longer appear on the list.

SSL certificate

An SSL certificate is a digital certificate that establishes a secure connection between a web browser and a web server. When you visit a website with an SSL certificate, you'll see "https://" in the URL, which means that the connection is encrypted and secure.

Having an SSL certificate on your website is important for several reasons. Firstly, it helps to establish trust with your website visitors, as they can see that their personal and sensitive information is being transmitted securely. Secondly, having an SSL certificate can positively impact your website's search engine rankings, as search engines prioritize websites that provide a secure browsing experience.

Having an SSL certificate also ensures privacy, critical security, and data integrity, which is essential for e-commerce websites and other sites that collect sensitive information such as login credentials, credit card details, or personal information. Without an SSL certificate, sensitive information could be intercepted by attackers, compromising the security and privacy of your website users.

To check if a website has an SSL certificate, simply look for "https://" in the address bar of your browser. If the website doesn't have an SSL certificate, it will display "http://" instead.

Note: After pointing your domain, it takes approximately 5 minutes for the SSL certificate to be up and running.

Re-issue SSL certificate

If you're experiencing any issues with your SSL certificate or made any changes to your domain, it's important to take action quickly to ensure that your website remains secure and accessible:

  • In the dashboard, click your User in the bottom-left corner.

  • Click "Hosting".

  • Find the domain you want to re-issue the SSL certificate to.

  • Navigate to the "Connect domain" tile.

  • Click "Check domain".

Deleting your domain

When you delete your domain from Vev, it means that you are removing your published projects from Vev and that your published projects will no longer be accessible using your domain name.

  1. First and foremost, you bought your domain and it is still yours! We have no right to delete that from you!

  2. Your domain will be deleted in Vev as well as in Cloudflare: This means that you will not be able to recover your published projects and they also will no longer be accessible.

    1. Your Vev projects will be still available!

  3. All the hosting settings (as well as the Integrations settings, if applicable) will be permanently deleted.

  4. If you are not the owner or an admin of the Vev account, you will not have permission to delete the domain. In this case, you should reach out to the owner or an admin of the account and request that they delete the domain for you.

If you are unsure of what will happen when you delete your domain, reach out to our support team for assistance.


  1. Check for conflicting DNS records: Check for any conflicting DNS records that could be preventing the CNAME record from resolving correctly. For example, there may be an existing A record that conflicts with the CNAME record.

  2. Verify the CNAME entry: Check that the CNAME record ( is correctly entered in the DNS zone file or control panel. Ensure that the CNAME entry points to the correct domain name or IP address.

  3. Check DNS propagation: After making any changes to your DNS settings, it can take up to 24-48 hours for the changes to propagate throughout the internet. some users may see the new website while others may still see the old one. You can check the status of DNS propagation by using a tool like

  4. Verify the TTL: The Time-To-Live (TTL) value for your DNS record specifies how long the record should be cached by DNS servers. If the TTL is too high, it could cause delays in DNS propagation. Check that the TTL value is set to an appropriate value.

  5. Clear cache and cookies: Clear the cache and cookies of the browser you are using to access the website. This can help resolve issues related to outdated DNS information.

  6. Contact your DNS provider: If you are still experiencing issues after trying the steps above, contact your hosting provider for assistance. They may be able to identify any issues on their end or offer further guidance.

  7. Your provider doesn't support for CNAME flattening, ANAME, or ALIAS: The simplest solution would be to transfer your domain to Cloudflare, which not only provides this support but also offers various other impressive features at no cost.

  8. Can't publish due to "Publishing is unavailable as your domain is not connected successfully yet. Connect your domain here.": To proceed with publishing, ensure that your domain is successfully connected. Please connect your domain to enable publishing to that destination.

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