How do I set up my DNS?

In this article, you will find how to set up your DNS in order to create your subdomains


You are trying to set up (a) subdomain(s) for your translated pages and you have trouble setting up your DNS? No worries, it's easier than it looks

1. First of all, log in to your Weglot Dashboard

You should see this:

Here, you just need to enter the URL of your domain, your original language, and your translated language(s)
Then, click on "Next"

2. Add your DNS entry into your domain registrar

You should now see this step:

Into your domain registrar, you have to go to your domain settings and you have to set up DNS.
Your domain registrar should be where you're paying in order to manage your main domain (for instance > yourwebsite.com)

You'll have to create the DNS record below (if French is your translated language)

host > fr
CNAME
point to > websites.weglot.com

If you are using GoDaddy, Google DomainsNamecheap, or Hostinger you can see how to do it in the videos below:

Godaddy -->> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9407vj9pXbY
Google Domains -->> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0vbawaPUN4
Namecheap -->> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syC5EGllqrs
Hostinger -->> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7aPlUQtNCk

Once this step is done, the red cross should become green after a few seconds or minutes:

Then, click on "Next"

if you have any trouble, you can contact us at support@weglot.com and provide us access to your domain registrar, we can add the DNS entry for you

3. Wait for the subdomain(s) initialization

Here, Weglot is initializing your subdomain(s) and you just have to wait a little bit until you see the message "Domain ready":

Meanwhile, feel free to follow the instructions and add the Javascript code snippet right before your closing head tag, it will display the language switcher on your website, and also add hreflang tags to let Google know you have different versions of the same page and favor indexing of these pages (which is important for your SEO)

Once it's done, you can click on "Finish" and you're done! You can now visit the pages on your subdomain(s) in order to generate your translations

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