Your Domains list shows which domains can be used to access your application. The primary domain is the main domain you want your visitors to arrive through.
When you host your application with Kinsta, you’ll need to add and point your domain to us to deliver your application to visitors.
Users with active Cloudflare accounts require a different setup than those who do not have an active Cloudflare account to maintain compatibility between Cloudflare zones (their Cloudflare account and our free Cloudflare integration).
- If your domain is already connected to Cloudflare through your own active Cloudflare account, then it is considered a “Cloudflare domain.” To add your domain, refer to Add a Cloudflare Domain.
- If your domain has no connection to Cloudflare (proxy or DNS), then it is considered a “non-Cloudflare domain.” To add your domain, refer to Add a Non-Cloudflare Domain.
Every custom domain you add automatically includes a Let’s Encrypt certificate. The temporary kinsta.app domains are automatically covered by the wildcard certificate of kinsta.app domain. (*.kinsta.app). You can also add a custom SSL certificate.
Determine if a Domain Is Cloudflare or Non-Cloudflare
When you add your domain in MyKinsta, our system will help guide you through the process and will identify whether or not your domain is a Cloudflare or non-Cloudflare domain.
If you want to check the domain yourself, you can use a tool like Whois.com or whatsmydns.net to view the name servers. Or, you can use the command line interface (CLI) with the following command (replacing example.com with your domain name):
dig +nssearch example.com
If the name servers end with cloudflare.com (e.g. sasha.ns.cloudflare.com), your domain is a Cloudflare domain. If the name servers end with anything else, your domain is a non-Cloudflare domain.
Note: There is one exception to the above, though it isn’t common. If you have a Cloudflare account and you set up custom name servers, they can end with something other than cloudflare.com.
Change Your Primary Domain
In the domains list, locate the domain you want to be the primary domain, click the kebab (three-dot) menu and Make primary domain. Verify the correct domain is selected and click Make primary.