For Boomla to fully work on your domain
example.com, you need to configure
your domain to point to the Boomla infrastructure. Log in to your domain
provider and configure the following
example.comshall point to IP
*.example.comshall point to IP
The second entry,
*.example.com will ensure that Boomla can redirect
www.example.com to your root domain. (It just happens that lots
of visitors assume that they have to type www in front of domain names.)
Also, as you create branches of your website, those will be created on
new-design.example.com. By directing all subdomains of your
website to the Boomla infrastructure via the
* selector, you ensure that
any branch you create will work immediately, without further configuration.
If you want to host a website on a subdomain of yours, say
you will have to do the same thing, configure the following
john.example.comshall point to IP
*.john.example.comshall point to IP
This section explains a temporary fix if for whatever reason you can not change your DNS records, or during the time those changes take effect.
There is a hosts file on your system containing domain to IP address mappings. It is a text file you can open in any text editor. (MS Word is not a text editor. Try Sublime) The contents of this file will override public domain to IP address mappings with your local configuration. So, keep in mind, if you change this file, it will affect only your machine and not those of others.
The place of this file varies by platforms:
Note that the hosts file does not support the
* selector. So, you will have
to specify each branch you want to use.
188.8.131.52 example.com 184.108.40.206 www.example.com 220.127.116.11 branch.example.com
If you have problems editing this file, please search the web for a solution.