We release new updates daily to support the latest browsers, maintain the loading speed and reliability of your online publications and of course add new and exciting features. To make this all possible your online publications are hosted by Publitas which in term also means you can make real time updates to your online publications yourself as well. The standard domain set up to host your publications is view.publitas.com.
Each publication is assigned a unique URL that is based on this standard domain: https://view.publitas.com/group/publication.
By connecting a custom domain you can share your publications with a link that uses your own domain. The custom domain will replace the first part, https://view.publitas.com/group, as you can see below.
How it works
Our Support team is able to provide you the necessary instructions for setting up your own domain. They will send you the details to create two new CNAME records in your DNS. The first record will be the public domain used to publish your online publications with, the second is used to install an SSL certificate which will support a secure connection using the https-protocol.
To start setting up your own domain you can send our Support team the desired name of the domain (e.g. catalog.company.com). You can reach our support team at email@example.com.
If you don't have access to your DNS you can contact your website administrator or hosting provider to create the domain for you.
A custom domain is connected on group level. This means the domain will be applied to the Share link of all publications within a single group.
- To connect a custom domain to your publications you'll need to create a new domain which will be connected to the Publitas servers directly. You can also connect an existing domain but this does mean it will be disconnected from the content it is currently hosting.
- For example, if you already have a domain that starts with www. you can create a new domain that starts with catalog. to connect to your online publications.
A domain is registered in a DNS (Domain Name System). The DNS translates domain names, which are stored as records, to the numerical IP addresses (A records) or canonical names (CNAME records) needed for locating and identifying websites, services and devices with the underlying network protocols.
Publitas uses cloud services to host the publications online which uses multiple virtual servers around the world, where each virtual server has its own IP addresses. As such, we use CNAME records to connect a domain to our services.
Because the custom domain acts as an alias to view.publitas.com the standard domain will also still load your publications. To make sure only your domain gets indexed by search engines we add a canonical tag to the publications loaded using the standard domain.