How to Connect your Domain Name to ZippyCourses.com
When you set up Zippy Courses, you will create a subdomain where your courses are stored. Your subdomain will be displayed as
yourname.zippycourses.com. Students can access your content from this page, and you can also edit your Zippy Courses Content from http://yourname.zippycourses.com/admin.
However, when you’re ready to publish and promote your course, you may want to consider setting up a dedicated domain name. Having a domain name like
YourBusinessName.com will make it much easier for people to remember where to go to view your courses.
Custom Domains are only supported on Standard and Professional packages of Zippy Courses. If you are using the Starter package for Zippy Courses, you will need to upgrade to Standard or Professional to add a custom Domain.
Setting up your Domain Name
If you haven’t purchased a domain name yet, we recommend purchasing your domain through https://www.hover.com/. Other domain name registrars will work with Zippy Courses as well, but in our experience, Hover is the fastest and easiest way to create your domain.
If you are using another domain name Registrar, you will need to contact them to determine where to find your DNS Editor. Once you have done so, the steps will be similar starting in the next step.
If you are using Hover, go to the My Domains tab, and click Edit next to the domain you intend to use:
Then, click on the DNS tab:
From there, you may see some default entries in your DNS settings, that look like the following:
Delete the first two entries listed with an A Record. If you’re not using Hover’s email tools, you can delete the email records listed as well.
Add your ZippyCourses.com DNS Settings
Once you’ve done that, click ADD NEW to add two new A Records to your DNS Settings.
These should both use this IP Address: 188.8.131.52. For the first entry, set the Hostname to
@, and for the second entry set the Hostname to
When your done, your settings should look like this:
It may take up to 24 hours for your domain names to redirect to your Zippy Courses site. While you’re waiting for that to happen, log into your ZippyCourses.com account and click on Settings. Scroll down until you see the Domain setting:
Now, enter the URL that you mapped to your domain name. If you want students to use the “www” prefix, include that in the URL you enter. Otherwise, enter your URL without the “www” prefix. Do not include http:// or https:// when entering your domain, though. When you are finished, click “Save” to save your changes:
Note: As an admin, you will still be able to access your course from either your ZippyCourses.com subdomain or your main domain. Your students, however, will use the custom domain you enabled when viewing your course.
If that is done correctly, your site should now appear at your domain name:
Optional: Add CloudFlare for additional control
To provide additional control and configuration of your domain name, we recommend using CloudFlare to manage your site’s DNS in the future. Cloudflare provides additional lives of control and security to your DNS settings, and can be set up in just a few minutes.
To get started, go to https://www.cloudflare.com/a/sign-up to create a free account with CloudFlare. Then, follow their instructions to add your DNS settings to CloudFlare.