Hosting your site

Thanks to Netlify Team for their awesome platform, you can host your site and get a working URL in seconds. Plus custom domain settings and everything you need to keep your site live and running.

With Gridbox, you can host your site to Netlify in a click along with custom domain + free ssl (https) for free.

Hosting your site for the first time

Open the site you've created.

  1. From the top right bar - Click on the publish button

  2. It will open the dialog with "Login with Netlify" button.

  3. Login to Netlify Account if you've one or create a new account. [This step needed is only for the first time ]

  4. Once connected, you can see - "Ready to host your website. Please click on publish to proceed"

  5. Click on publish

  6. That's it. You will see the auto generated hosted url.

Publishing content changes

  1. From the top right bar - Click on the publish button

  2. It will open the dialog

  3. Click on publish changes

  4. That's it.

Renaming the site url

If you would like to continue with the default netlify url, still you can rename the url.

For eg: ->

  1. Click on edit.

  2. Enter the name you want to rename to

  3. That's it.

Adding Custom Domain in Netlify

To add custom domain

  1. Click on the custom domain button

  2. This will take you to Netlify Custom Domain Settings

Mapping your domain

  1. Follow the instructions given in the screen

  2. Create a CNAME record www ->

  3. You will see the default Netlify Generatated Subdomain (for eg:

  4. To add custom domain -> Click on Add custom domain button

  5. Then add your domain and click on verify to proceed further

Once you're done, allow up to 1 hr for the changes to take effect.

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