How to allow the user to user their own domain name

HI All,

I am currently having feature where my users to have a subdomain for their account like xxx.myaddress.com,yyy.myaddress.com these will point to the corresponding users .

How can I implement the feature where user can enter their own domain name instead of sub domain?

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Can you give an example of what you mean?

Colin

Please have a look on to the www.shopify.com, where each user can create a
store with unique domain(subdomain) name like "www.logan.shopify.com".

Currently I creating the same kind of application but I need an extra
feature where user can choose their own domain name while store
registration process like "www.logan.com" instead of
"www.logan.shopify.com<http://www.loganathan.shopify.com>".
The thing is user can point their store with their own domain(can
be registered with any providers like Godaddy,Dreamhost) instead of
subdomain.

regards,
Loganathan
Mob: +91 7760780741 | +91 9944414388
Skype: loganathan.sellappa
ViewMe <http://vizualize.me/loganathan>

Please have a look on to the www.shopify.com, where each user can create a
store with unique domain(subdomain) name like "www.logan.shopify.com".

Currently I creating the same kind of application but I need an extra
feature where user can choose their own domain name while store registration
process like "www.logan.com" instead of "www.logan.shopify.com". The thing
is user can point their store with their own domain(can be registered with
any providers like Godaddy,Dreamhost) instead of subdomain.

How to do that depends on your hosting setup. It can't be done from
within the rails app (as far as I know).

Colin

Please have a look on to the www.shopify.com, where each user can create a store with unique domain(subdomain) name like "www.logan.shopify.com".

Currently I creating the same kind of application but I need an extra feature where user can choose their own domain name while store registration process like "www.logan.com" instead of "www.logan.shopify.com". The thing is user can point their store with their own domain(can be registered with any providers like Godaddy,Dreamhost) instead of subdomain.

Google the term 'wildcard subdomain'. I haven't tried to set this up myself, but that's what it's called. You'd set that up at the DNS+Apache layer, with all subdomains pointed at a single Rails application. There are multi-tenancy examples in Rails that follow this structure, I believe. There's a recipe in Rails Composer for it, you might want to check that out.

Walter

Hi Loganathan,

Please have a look on to the www.shopify.com, where each user can create a store with unique domain(subdomain) name like “www.logan.shopify.com”.

This is the stereotypical Rails approach to multi-tenancy. The database contains, in the case of Shopify, the products of many stores (logan is a store). The key to multi-tenant apps is to ensure that all requests are scoped to a specific store. In order to accomplish this in a Rails app a before_filter is used in application_controller.rb. It typically looks like this.

def current_store
@current_store ||= Store.where(“subdomain = ?”, request.subdomains.last)
end

The request to retrieve products (current_store.products) will retrieve only those records that belong to the correct (per the url) store.

Currently I creating the same kind of application but I need an extra feature where user can choose their own domain name while store registration process like “www.logan.com” instead of “www.logan.shopify.com”. The thing is user can point their store with their own domain(can be registered with any providers like Godaddy,Dreamhost) instead of subdomain.

I’m assuming that you mean you want the user to be able to choose to use one or the other. You’ll probably get more readable code by adding a domain field to the stores table and have it default to your app’s domain. The current_store method could end up looking something like…

def current_store
unless @current_store
if request.domain == ‘shopify.com
@current_store = Store.where(“subdomain = ?”, request.subdomains.last)
else
@current_store = Store.where(“domain = ?”, request.domain)
end
end
@current_store
end

HTH,
Bill

You can use the concept of request.subdomain to identify xxx and yyy and get those details…

In case of main domain names, ensure they have put a pointer to a particular subdomain… which you can identify and execute it…

For ex… www.mydomain.com à points to à http://mydomain.youraddress.com

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