Host a static website on Sirv
You can use your Sirv account to host a static website. These are sites without forms, database lookups or scripts that need to communicate with a backend.
Static sites load extremely fast, because there are no dependencies on backend processes and all assets can be served from Sirv's highly-optimized CDN.
Follow the steps below to configure web pages on Sirv.
Configure your CNAME
To point a domain name at your Sirv account, configure a CNAME DNS record. Follow the instructions to configure your CNAME.
Your CNAME can point to any subdomain of your domain, such as https://www.my-website.com or https://static.my-website.com.
If you want your site to use your root domain https://my-website.com, that is also possible. CNAME records can only be created for subdomains, so first you should configure a CNAME for a subdomain such as www, then you should configure URL forwarding, to forward requests from https://my-website.com to https://www.my-website.com.
Sirv automatically issues and renews an SSL certificate for each of your domains, so you don't need to buy or configure any SSL certs.
Choose your home page
Visitors to your domain should land on a specific page, such as index.html. Upload your landing page, then contact the Sirv support team to tell them which page to configure as your landing page.
Upload your files to your Sirv account via any of the upload methods:
- Browser upload - the most popular way to drop files, folders or zips into your account at my.sirv.com
- FTP - convenient and easy
- S3 - secure alternative to FTP
- API - automate uploads however you need
- CSV - upload a list of files
If you need any help configuring your static website, contact the Sirv customer support team.