Custom Domain Names for Jelastic deployments

By | August 1, 2011
Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someone

When you deploy your application into Jelastic, the URL you get is While this is probably fine for development and test scenarios, you probably want to use a neat shiny independent external URL that you own for production deployments.

Luckily this is extremely easy and free to do. Below are the step-by-step instructions. Scroll down if you want to see the video instead.

To use your own domain name for your URL instead of, do the following steps:

1. Log in to your domain registrator and add canonical name (CNAME), e.g., CNAME

2. Wait till the DNS change propagates (you should start seeing Jelastic’s documentation page when using the external URL.)

3. Log in to the Jelastic.

4. Click the Settings button (the wrench icon) for the environment which URL you wish to change.

5. Enter your domain name e.g.,

6. Click the Bind button.

Note: It may be several minutes until the new URL takes effect.

Here’s a quick video showing the whole procedure:

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someone

Subscribe to get the latest updates

  • I bind my domain last night , but it doesnot work yet.

  • Barry

    The instruction above is too scanty and limited to only one domain name registrator. It is frustrating when some thing this simple takes days without any results.

    • Dmitry Sotnikov


      Any domain name registrar has a DNS management panel that lets you add a CNAME record.

      Which registrar are you using? Is the issue that you cannot find how to add the record or that it takes too long for the DNS change to propagate?


  • Barry


    It has to do with adding the record. It has the following fields:

    Host Name: —————————-


    Where do I put the CNAME? I am really confused and your assistance will be appreciated.If you don’t mind I can send you my credentials for the DNS management panel. Thanks

    • Hello, Barry!

      Put your CNAME into both fields.

      Best regards.