Custom URL for MyWiFi Dashboard

Brand Your MyWiFi Dashboard URL

Creating your own branded URL for your MyWiFi dashboard is one of the first steps in OWNING this social WiFi Marketing business. We might get a bit technical here but you don't a to worry, we will guide you in creating your own URL for your MyWiFi dashboard. 

What you need:
  • You must have an MSP or Legacy Account Plan to use this feature.
  • A registered domain from any domain registrar like GoDaddy or NameCheap
You will need to decide on subdomain names for your Custom URLs for your Control Panel and Social Portal. For example, panel.yourdomain.com or dashboard.yourdomain.com are subdomain formatted Custom URLs, where the words 'panel' and 'dashboard' are called subdomains. 
  1. Login into your MyWiFi account.
  2. Click Branding in your main menu


  3. Once in the Branding section, set your first subdomain in in the "Personalize your application's
    URL"
    field.


    The following will be used as an example (the examples will be replaced by your ACTUAL personalized URL and custom URL for your dahsboard: 

    Example Personalized Application URL:  mysocialwifi
    Example Custom URL for MyWiFi Dashboard: dashboard.yourdomain.com

    Substitute the red colored texts with your own values
  4. Login to where your domain is currently hosted and follow the guide below according to specific domain providers or web hosting providers:
    1. For domains hosted at GoDaddy:
      1. Go to Domains > Choose your domain and click Manage
      2. Go to DNS Records section
      3. Create a CNAME record using the following guide:

        Host:
        dashboard
        TTL: 1 hour
        Points to: mysocialwifi.mywifi.io
      4. Click the Save DNS Records after you have set the CNAME record.
    2. For domains hosted using a cPanel interface (JustHost, BlueHost, NameCheap, HostGator, etc).
      1. Login into your cPanel account.
      2. Go to Advanced DNS Zone Editor.
      3. Choose your domain from the dropdown list (if you have multiple domain in your cPanel account).
      4. Add the following record using the guide below:

        Name: dashboard.yourdomain.com
        TTL: 3600
        Record type (select from drop-down list): CNAME
        CNAME: mysocialwifi.mywifi.io
      5. Click the Add Record button.
  5. Back in the MyWiFi Control Panel, in the Custom Domain - Control Panel field, set your desired URL for your Dashboard/Control Panel as set in your CNAME.


  6. Once you have setup the CNAMEs for both the Custom Domain - Control Panel AND Custom  Domain - Social Portal click the Save Custom Domain Settings button at the bottom of the page. 

  7. Test the custom domain name of your control panel by typing your Custom Domain name in a browser.

Domains will resolve in 1 -2 hours in most cases. Some domain hosting companies may take 24-48 hours for the CNAME record to propagate or become active. If it is beyond 24 hours, consult the support of your domain hosting.

Good work webMaster! We're one step closer to dominating the social WiFi world!  

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