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Create CNAME Record for Laravel eCommerce Multi-Tenant SaaS Module

In this doc, we will see ” How to Create CNAME Record for Laravel eCommerce Multi-Tenant SaaS Module”.

What is a CNAME Record?

A Canonical Name or CNAME record is one of the different types of DNS records that maps an alias name to a true or canonical domain name. CNAME records are typically used to map a subdomain such as www or mail to the domain hosting that subdomain’s content.

For example, a CNAME record can map the web address www.example.com to the actual web site for the domain example.com.

What is Laravel eCommerce Multi-Tenant SaaS Module?

Laravel eCommerce multi-tenant SaaS module is an eCommerce virtual mall, where multiple-vendor can sign-up and create their own e-commerce store with their domain name.

Bagisto is an online e-commerce platform that helps anyone to start their e-commerce store within few minutes without any technical requirement.

The merchant doesn’t need to add any plugin to create their store, it is the full end to end integration. You have to just signup then you can start your business.

Need to create CNAME record for this module

When a new company registers in your module, they have to enter a unique username. After successful registration, a new sub-domain will be created having the username and root domain name.

For example: If a user Alan registers himself in your module with username ‘alan‘ and your site domain name is bagistotest.com then a subdomain ‘alan.bagistotest.com‘ will be created for him.

Similar to this, multiple numbers of companies can register on your site for creating their store and every company should need a unique domain name.

So, to enable this functionality we first need to create a wildcard DNS record which will allow the creation of any sub-domain. We can create a wildcard DNS record either by using A record or CNAME record.

Steps to create a CNAME record 

Step-1: Login to your  DNS management console

Here, we are using Cloudflare for DNS management. You can use any DNS provider’s service.
If you are managing your DNS through Cloudflare you can log in by clicking this link below:
https://dash.cloudflare.com/login

Step-2: Add a CNAME record

You can add a CNAME record similar to this in the image below:

Step-3: Save the configuration

Click on the Save button. It will save your created record.

Creating a store

Step-1: Configure Web Server

We first need to configure the web server such that it will work with our module.
Here, we are using apache web server. The only little difference here is that we have to look for server alias and document root path in the apache configuration file.

Step-2: Go to site URL

Go to your website yoursite.com/company/register and register a new user.

Enter the details and click on continue.

Step-3: Enter Personal Details

Enter your name and phone number.

Step-4: Enter your Organization Details

Here, you have to enter your user and organization name.

Note: Your sub-domain will be created from your username, so enter the username accordingly.

Click on continue, and your store will be ready.

In case of any help or query, please contact us or raise a ticket at https://bagisto.uvdesk.com/en/.

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