To redirect all traffic to your website to your root domain (https://yourwebsite.co.uk) on SSL hosting, you'll need a DNS provider that allows you to point root domains to a CNAME or ANAME record.
Providers such as GoDaddy (which we're using) don't provide this service, so for this guide, I'm going to show you how to use Cloudfare to get your root domain working without the www.
Head on over to https://www.cloudflare.com and set yourself up an account. Once you've entered your domain name and some details, you'll be asked to choose a plan. The free plan works perfectly well for what we need.
You'll get a summary of your current DNS records for your domain, just check they're all good and proceed to the next screen.
This is were you'll see the new nameservers you'll want to use. Copy those and head over to your domain name provider to change your current nameservers.
As we're using GoDaddy, it's pretty straight forwards. Also, Cloudfare have instructions for most providers if you get stuck. Just click the "I need help changing my nameservers"
Once you're all done, Cloudfare will automatically check to see if the change has been made, if not it will check again in 24hrs until it recognises the update.
Now it's time to update your DNS records.
Within your Cloudfare Dashboard, you'll want to head over to the DNS tab. From here, you'll want to add two records.
Sweet, all done. Now some final changes in your Webflow dashboard.
Now, go back to the custom domain section of your project’s Hosting tab and click the home icon next to the root domain to set it as the default domain (hover over the domain name to see the icon).
To verify that your DNS settings are correct, and that your domain is correctly pointing to Webflow, click check status under each of your domain names.
The final step is to simply publish your website. You should see your new custom domain in the publish dialog.
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