Hover: Forwarding with HTTPS support

Hover provides basic support for forwarding your domain. Unfortunately it's missing important features like HTTPS & Analytics.

When the redirect is setup at Hover, no SSL certificate is installed on the domain. This results in SSL errors when visiting the domain via HTTPS.

redirect.pizza automatically installs & manages a SSL certificate and makes sure it never expires. Let's get started!

Step 1: Create a redirect.pizza account

Get started today by creating an account: https://redirect.pizza/register.

Step 2: Add your domain to redirect.pizza

Add your domain you wish to redirect. For our example, we have a domain with Hover 'redirect-pizza-hover.online'. Add the domain to the 'Source URL' field. We recommend adding www & the apex (non-www). 

Hover create redirect

You see the DNS 'checking' as the detected & required values are different.

Hover DNS not pointed

Step 3: Navigate to Hover

To allow redirecting via redirect.pizza, we need to make a one-time DNS change at Hover. Login with your Hover credentials.

Remove existing forwards (optionally)

If you have already enabled Forwarding, please remove this first. You can do this by clicking on the 'X link'.

Remove existing forward

Step 4: Changing the DNS

We are now ready to change the DNS. From your dashboard click on 'DNS'.

Changing the DNS

You will probably see a screen that looks something like this:

Changed DNS

Before adding the correct DNS records, make sure any existing A record for 'www' and '@' are removed. All other records may remain intact.

Then add the following records.

- Record with Type 'A' Host '@' and Value ''
- Record with Type 'CNAME' Host 'www' and Value 'edge.redirect.pizza.'

Your screen should now look like this:

Changed DNS

Step 4: DNS verification in redirect.pizza

The DNS changes have been made! This takes some time before the internet picks up these changes. In most cases, it should be done within a few hours, depending on the TTL set on those records.

redirect.pizza will automatically keep checking the DNS records. If it's detected to be correct, a SSL certificate will be automatically requested & installed. 

Hover redirect verified


That's it! You've succesfully setup redirect.pizza with Hover. The domain now has full HTTPS support and is redirecting via redirect.pizza. 

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