Custom Domain
You can easily make Appsmith available on a custom domain by updating your domain's DNS records to point to the instance running Appsmith. Most domain registrars / DNS providers have documentation on how you can do this yourself.


After configuring your custom domain as above, getting HTTPS support is super easy. Just tell Appsmith about the custom domain and you are on.
Configure the APPSMITH_CUSTOM_DOMAIN field in your instance configuration with your custom domain
# Example Docker Configuration
Please ensure port 80 on your server is open and accessible from the Internet for the HTTPS certificate to be provisioned.


  • Once your instance is ready, connect to that instance (via SSH) using your key pair (Create in step 2) and the public IP of your instance (Created in step 4) via the terminal or any SSH Client that you have
  • Move to /home/ubuntu/appsmith/stacks/configuration folder
  • Edit the docker.env file here and change the value of APPSMITH_CUSTOM_DOMAIN variable to your custom domain. For example:
  • Now restart your instance using docker-compose restart appsmith. This will provision the SSL certificate automatically before starting the server.
At this point, you should be able to browse to the cloud server by entering your custom domain directly into your browser's address bar with HTTPS.
Please ensure port 80 on your server is open and accessible from the Internet for the HTTPS certificate to be provisioned.


  1. 1.
    Go to the Settings tab in your Heroku app
  2. 2.
    Click the Add domain button in the Domains section
  3. 3.
    Input your domain name & click Next. Heroku will provide you with a DNS target that you can map your domain with.
  4. 4.
    Go to your DNS provider and make sure that your custom DNS Record (Ex. is updated to map to the DNS Target
  • Once you use a custom domain, You might want to set up SSL for your dyno. Please check the official document of Heroku how to configure SSL
  • Your dyno will need to be upgraded to at least "Hobby" type to use this feature of Heroku


To host the Appsmith DigitalOcean droplet on a custom domain, you'll need to select the Add a domain option from the dashboard.
It redirects you to a new page. Add your domain name there. Once that's done, it'll give you records of the name servers. Copy the details of the NS (name servers). Use the custom name server's configuration on your domain provider. Sometimes, it might take up to 24-48 hours for this to go live!
Your Appsmith instance should be available at with automatic certificate provisioning and renewals.
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