Domain Settings

You can configure the properties of all domains and subdomains under Hosting -> Domains.

Click on subdomain to edit

Simply click on the domain you want to edit, and a popup window will appear:

Subdomain settings

The properties are separated into multiple tabs (Webspace, E-Mail, …) depending on your hosting plan. In the Webspace tab you have two different configuration modes: default view and expert view. The expert view allows you to configure unencrypted (http) and encrypted (https) connections separately; in most cases you’ll just use the default view.

The checkbox Enable webspace allows you to easily enable/disable webspace. If the DNS server for your domain is managed by LiveConfig, disabling webspace will remove the A/AAAA records from DNS.

  • Software/IPs: depending on the server configuration, you can choose between different server software (Apache/NGINX) or different IP groups.

    Warning

    Do not switch this setting unless you know what you are doing! The IP address of your domain needs to be updated - your website may be temporarily unavailable.

    The IPv4 and/or IPv6 address of your domain is displayed below. If your domain is hosted externally, these IPs need to be configured.

  • Destination: here you decide what should happen when a browser connects to your domain:

    • webspace: this domain refers to a webspace directory

      • Document root: defines the webspace directory for this domain (usually below /htdocs/)

        Note

        Example: if you configure /subdir/ as the webspace directory for your domain example.org, a request for http://example.org/file.txt will serve the file /htdocs/subdir/file.txt.

      • PHP version: if multiple PHP versions are available on your server, you can select the desired version here

    • redirect to another domain: visitors will be redirected to another URL

      • Destination URL: enter the URL where the visitor should be redirected to. To preserve the path of the originally requested URL, append /* to the destination URL.

        Note

        Example: if you redirect just to http://new.domain/, a request to http://your.domain/path/ will be redirected to http://new.domain/. If you redirect to http://new.domain/*, the request will be redirected to http://new.domain/path/.

      • Redirect mode: you can switch between a permanent redirect (HTTP code 301), a temporary redirect (HTTP code 302) and proxying of the destination URL.

        The type of redirect plays an important role on search engine optimization (SEO), so choose the method carefully. Also note that browsers usually cache redirect commands for some time (often for many days).

        Proxying should also only be used when you exactly know what you’re doing. Proxied requests are much slower than direct requests, they can make trouble with website security (request origin) and with SEO (duplicate content).

    • disabled: visitors will just see a page “This domain is not available.”

  • ‘www’ subdomain: when you edit the main domain (no subdomain), you can optionally configure the www subdomain at the same time (this saves you from having to set up the www subdomain separately)

  • SSL/TLS: depending on your subscription and whether an SSL certificate is already available, you can enable https here

After you’ve changed your new settings, it takes usually 10-60 seconds until the new configuration is applied to the web server.