Custom domain for Ecwid Starter Site

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Ecwid Starter Site allows you to change its web address (URL), so that it reflects the name of your store or brand and your customers can easily find it in the organic search results.

By default, each Ecwid Starter Site is available as a subdomain of ecwid.com address: for example, https://storeXXXXXX.ecwid.com, where ‘XXXXXX’ is the ID of your store.

You can change the subdomain part and use your store name instead or buy a totally custom domain name and connect it to your Starter Site.

Ecwid provides free SSL protection for all ecwid.com subdomains and custom domains, connected to the Starter Site, so that all Starter Sites always have https:// links.

If you have your Ecwid store installed on your own website and want to have https:// links, you need to protect your website with SSL.

In this article:

Using a subdomain at ecwid.com

If you do not have your own domain name yet, you can use Ecwid subdomain for the Starter Site for free. In this case the Starter Site link will start with your custom name and end with ecwid.com, e.g. https://mysuperstore.ecwid.com.

You can choose a name for your address at ecwid.com, when you edit your Starter Site's content.

To change the Starter Site link:

  1. Go to your Ecwid Control Panel → Starter Site.
  2. Click Change URL in the Starter Site address section:

Change URL

  1. Type in your desired name in the Use our subdomain field:

Use Ecwid subdomain

  1. Click Save.

Using your own domain name

If you own a domain and want to have your Starter Site there, you can just connect your domain to your Ecwid Starter Site. Ecwid will provide SSL for your domain for free, so your site will run via HTTPS. See the step-be-step instructions on how to connect your own domain to Starter Site.

You can connect your own domain to Starter Site on Venture and higher tier plans. Upgrade to get this feature
If you have a domain with GoDaddy, check out our step-by-step instructions.

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