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 hostnames:

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

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

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


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

    Once you add a hostname 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 hostname (e.g., rather than an A record for the service IP address - Check with your DNS host or hostname registrar for details on how to configure this for your hostnames.

    You will also have to specify the hostname for each root node if you are using a multisite setup.

    • 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 hostname 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

    On the Professional and Enterprise plan, 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.