Use your own domain

Connect your domain to your Abicart store

To activate your own domain, your Abicart subscription needs to be active and your store needs to be visible. Read more about this here


Buy a new domain

Buy a domain on a domain providers. For example Webb.se, Loopia.se, One.com.
(Abicart or Textalk does not sell domains.)

If you buy a new domain only for your store and your email, you do not need web space. The store is located on our servers and it is included in the store's subscription. It is therefore sufficient that you buy a domain name.

Add a domain to you Abicart store


Settings at the domain provider / web host where you bought your domain
If you have questions regarding any of these settings, contact the support where you purchased your domain. Unfortunately, we do not have the opportunity to provide support in other systems.

Log in to your domain provider / web host.
Go to the DNS Management page. The location and name of this page vary depending on your provider but are usually found under "Domain Management" or "Advanced Settings".

You can point the domain in two ways: CNAME or A-record (A-pointer).
You cannot point domains via name servers.

CNAME
For "CNAME Host or Alias", enter your domain. For "CNAME destination", enter the following address:
shop.abicart.se

A-record
For A-record (or A-pointer) enter the IP address: 192.121.104.141
Save the changes. It may take a few hours for the changes to take effect.
192.121.104.141
  • Remember to use the domain both with and without www.
    For example www.abicart.se and abicart.se (without www).
  • If a AAAA record exists for domain names, these should be deleted as services such as Let's Encrypt do not work with this settings.

 

Settings in Abicart admin

Go to Settings -> Domains and SEO -> "Domains" tab.

Enter the domain and then click "Add".

If you are using the domain both with and without www, you also enter the second domain under the first. For example www.abicart.se and abicart.se.

URL settings

Domain
Select the domain from the list.

Language prefix (only if you have several languages ​​in the store)
For example / en / for English, / dk / for Danish etc.

Suffix
If you want a file extension at the addresses in the store, you can enter it here, for example html, php etc. This is purely aesthetic and has no technical significance. The most common is to leave this field blank.

Folder structure
You can control what the pages' addresses (URLs) look like. If you check "Include the article groups in the article URLs", the categories will appear in the pages' links. For example: / clothes / women / pants /. This is good from an SEO point of view so you should have this box checked.

Folder for articles
Optional field if you want an extra word in the address on article pages. If you want as short links as possible, you should leave this field blank.

Folder for own pages
Optional field if you want an extra word in the address on your own pages. If you want as short links as possible, you should leave this field blank.

Home page
Optional field if you want an extra word in the address on the start page. If you want as short links as possible, you should leave this field blank.

Indexing (may take a while)

It will now take someone / a few minutes before the domain starts working. It will then take some or a few hours before all file names have been generated correctly. All pages will work immediately but the wrong file name may appear during the first 24 hours. Just wait and everything will be fine eventually.

 

If you receive the following error message when trying to add the domain:

The domain name [domain] is not correctly renamed. It must be a CNAME pointer to shop.abicart.se (or an A-pointer to 192.121.104.141 for the domain without www). Contact your domain provider for assistance.

In this case, the redirection has not gone through yet or the domain is not correctly redirected. Wait an hour or two and test a little later or contact the support of your domain provider and ask them to help point you to the domain correctly.