Hosted Websites was released in January 2017. You can enable it in your account at any time.
An example (live) hosted site: http://www.shenrent.com:
Steps to get a new hosted website set up:
- Fill the Location, Description, Amenities, and Photos tabs of each property. That is what fills the website with property info.
- Go to Hosted Sites in Settings, turn on the feature. It'll lead you right into adding a site. Name it and select whether it should show a single property or multiple properties.
- You're done! You've now got a site set up at a test location on our servers.
Once the site has been created, you can customize, add content and custom pages, etc. The main page content on the site will be filled from your property info, descriptions, photos, etc. If you drill into each page, you'll be able to add additional content around the predefined sections, and customize settings for the included calendars, book now sections, etc.
If you've got a logo set in your profile, this will be used to brand your site, as well as any other business information you enter there.
To go live, you'll need to do two things:
- Buy a domain name. If you don't have an account anywhere yet, we recommend Namecheap.
- Enter your domain name in the "Live Location" box in the Hosting/Mapping section of your hosted website settings.
- Update your DNS servers to point to hosted.ownerrez.com as a CNAME and/or 126.96.36.199 directly if CNAME isn't supported.
Step two is the tricky part. You'll need to go into the "Manage DNS" section for your domain name registrar (the place where you bought the domain name). It might be named slightly differently depending on where you bought the domain, but it probably says something about DNS.
Once you're there, you'll need to add DNS records for the @ and www hosts. If there are existing records for @ and www, delete them. If there are records for other hosts, you can leave those.
First try to do a CNAME record pointing to hosted.ownerrez.com. You want to use a CNAME if you can, so it'll auto update if we change where our servers live. This is rare, but just in case. Some hosts don't support CNAME on the @ record, so you'll have to use an A record instead, which points to our IP address of 188.8.131.52.
If you get the CNAME set, it'll look something like this:
If you have to use A for the @ and CNAME for the www, it'll look something like this:
(this domain also has some other extra hosts, which is fine)
If you run into any issues setting up the site, or with the go live configuration, contact us and we'll help you get it all set up and configured properly.
- Recommended Reading
- Getting Started
- Page-Specific Help