Managing hostnames

    When you create an Umbraco Cloud project we create the project URLs based on the name you give your project.

    Let's say you have a project named Snoopy. These will be the default domains:

    • Umbraco Cloud Portal:
    • Live site:
    • Development environment:
    • Staging environment:

    To access the backoffice, simply add /umbraco to the end of the Live, Development or Staging domain.


    Under Settings in the Umbraco Cloud Portal, you'll find Manage Hostnames. This is where you go when you want to bind domains to your Cloud environments.

    Manage domains

    You can bind any hostname to your project environments. Keeping in mind, of course, that the hostname will need to have a DNS entry so that it resolves to the Umbraco Cloud service.

    You can bind a total of 15 hostnames to each Umbraco Cloud environments.

    Once you add a domain to one of your environments make sure to update the hostname DNS entry to resolve to the service. We recommend setting an ALIAS record for your root domain (e.g., rather than an A record for the service IP address. Check with your DNS host or domain registrar for details on how to configure this for your domain.

    You will also need to add the hostnames to your root content node.

    • Go to the Umbraco Backoffice
    • Right-click the root content node
    • Choose Culture and Hostnames
    • Add your hostname
    • Hit Save

    Culture and Hostnames

    Once you've assigned a domain to your Umbraco Cloud environment, you may want to hide the default URL (e.g. We've created a rewrite rule for this purpose - find it in the Rewrites on Cloud article.

    Umbraco Latch

    All hostnames added to an Umbraco Cloud project will automatically be protected by Umbraco Latch: A TLS certificate will be assigned to your hostnames.

    Upload certificates manually

    You can manually add your own certificate to your Umbraco Cloud project and bind it to one of the hostnames you've added.

    Rewrites on Umbraco Cloud

    Learn more about best practices for working with rewrite rules on Umbraco Cloud projects.