Welcome to the exciting world of domain management on Doprax Cloud Virtual Machines! Adding a domain to your VM enhances its capabilities, enabling you to deploy applications from our App Market seamlessly and manage other applications more effectively.
- Navigate to the “My virtual machines” section and select one of your Virtual Machines. You will be directed to your virtual machine panel.
- In you virtual machine panel click on the “Domains” section. Click on Add domain button enter the domain you wish to associate with your VM. Save your changes to initiate the verification process.
To associate your domain with your Virtual Machine on Doprax Cloud, you’ll need to create an A record through your DNS provider, such as Cloudflare. Here’s how:
Setup your DNS
- Log into Your DNS Provider: Access your account on your DNS provider’s platform (e.g., Cloudflare).
- Navigate to DNS Settings: Find the DNS management section.
- Create an A Record: Select the option to create a new DNS record.
- Enter Record Details: Choose ‘A’ as the record type. In the ‘Name’ field, enter your domain or subdomain. In the ‘Value’ field, input the IP address provided by Doprax Cloud.
- Save Changes: Save the new record to update your DNS settings.
For example in cloudflare, it should look like the below image. Here we have added both the WWW and non-WWW version of the domain chillinglizards.com.
When you have completed these steps and your DNS record points to the IP of your virtual machine you can verify it by clicking on verify button in Domains page of your virtual machine panel. This process links your domain to your VM, allowing it to be recognized and verified by Doprax Cloud. Our system checks for the A record. Once it verifies that the A record correctly points to the VM’s IP, your domain is confirmed. Our system checks for the A record. Once it verifies that the A record correctly points to the VM’s IP, your domain is confirmed.
Utilizing Domains in App Market Applications
- Seamless Integration: Domains verified on your VM are automatically available for applications installed from the App Market.
- App Customization: Use these domains to customize apps such as Firezone, setting them up with your domain for a personalized touch.
Domains for Manual App Installations
- Manual Setups: Beyond the App Market, your domains are crucial for manually installed applications, providing them with a dedicated web address.
- Flexibility: This setup offers you the flexibility to host web services, APIs, or any other web-based application directly from your VM.
Your VM on Doprax Cloud is more than just a server; it’s a gateway to a world of possibilities. With domain management, you unlock a new level of control and customization. Happy hosting!