After you’ve added custom domains to your Cloud Platform application, you must update the DNS records for those domains with your DNS provider before your website can serve content to visitors.
You can view the recommended DNS settings for a selected environment on the Domains page. If the Domains page displays a CNAME, configure all custom domains on the environment with the CNAME record (including bare domains if supported by your DNS provider). If the DNS Information section doesn’t display a CNAME, or if your DNS provider doesn’t support CNAME records for bare domains, configure any A record entries for your domains to all listed public IP addresses.
For example, if your application’s bare domain name is
example.com and your
public IP addresses are
188.8.131.52, you must
configure two A record entries for
example.com; one for
and another for
Some environments have only a single, public IP address.
Custom domains should not be pointed to any endpoints that are not listed in the DNS section of the Domains page, as this can cause unpredictable results or even downtime during platform maintenance events.
Acquia doesn’t offer reverse DNS services.
If you have an existing application and decide to upgrade to Shield, both your DNS records and any EIPs assigned to your application infrastructure will change. IP addresses can’t move into or out of a virtual private cloud (VPC).