This article uses the new DreamObjects cluster of 'objects-us-east-1.dream.io'. If you have an older DreamObjects account and have not migrated your data yet, your hostname may need to point to 'objects-us-west-1.dream.io instead. Please review the following migration article for further details.
DreamObjects allows you to create aliases that point to your buckets using CNAME records. Using a CNAME record in this way makes your links look more professional as they do not show the full ‘objects-us-east-1.dream.io’ portion of the URL.
For example, you can use a CNAME record to map a DreamObjects bucket URL to a domain under your control, like media.example.com. This way, a URL for your object would be media.example.com/object rather than bucket.objects-us-east-1.dream.io/object.
Examples of CNAME records and bucket
|CNAME Record||DH Bucket to which it points|
Adding a DreamObjects CNAME record
You can create, delete and modify your DreamObjects CNAME records within the panel using the built in interface. The interface includes:
- A section for permissions
- A link to the bucket
- A section for setting up aliases as subdomains of domains on the Account
Navigate to the (Panel > Cloud Services' > 'DreamObjects') page.
To the right of your bucket, click the ‘Change Settings’ link.
- Toggle the permissions option to either ‘PRIVATE’ or ‘PUBLIC’.
- Enter your alias and choose the domain you wish to assign this to.
- Click the Save Settings button to save.
If you're using 3rd party DNS
Once the record is created, you can see it on the (Panel > 'Domains' > 'Manage Domains') page. Click the ‘DNS’ link under your domain to view the record:
If you’re using a third-party DNS, you must copy this CNAME record from the panel to your current hosting company's DNS records.
Linking a file using the CNAME record
The following example uses the CNAME about (testing.dreamobjectstest.com) to link an image file:
If your image is in a subdirectory (in DreamObjects), you must specify the full path. This example shows that the image.png file is in the /savedimages/ folder.