Overcast Docs / BasicOperations / create-application
» Creating a new application
In order to create a new application, access the Overcast web interface and click the plus icon on the right side.
As the application creation/editing pages shows up, you can give it a name and (optionally) a description.
Confirm the application creation by clicking the Submit button. You will be redirected to the initial Applications view. Click the application name to access its details, its controls and the list of server it groups.
» Using a custom domain name
In Overcast you can associate a second-level domain name with each one of your applications. This is needed to be able to assign third-level domain names to the servers grouped under an application. Routing the traffic to a server through its domain name is required if you want to activate SmartFoxServer's protocol cryptography, which requires a standard SSL certificate linked to an existing domain.
» Setting-up a domain name
From the application details view, you can assign a domain name to an application by clicking the pencil icon at the bottom left. This can be done on existing applications too, even if you already deployed one or more servers.
As the modal window shows up, enter a second-level domain name, for example mygamedomain.com. Please note that you must have access to the domain registrar's control panel to configure the name servers.
After the domain has been associated successfully, a notification lists the name servers you have to configure in your domain control panel. In case you need to access this list later, you can click the "i" icon located to the right of the domain name in the application details.
» Associating an IP address
If you need a server to respond to requests sent to the second-level domain, for example a web server showing your game presentation website or providing access to the game client, you can associate an IPv4 address with the second-level domain by clicking the globe icon located to the right of the domain name in the application details.
As the modal window shows up, enter the IP address of the server you want to associate with the domain. This can be an Overcast server, or any other server located at your hosting provider of choice.
If you already associated an IP address before, enter a new IP to substitute the previous one, or leave empty to delete the existing association.
» Deleting the application domain
It is always possible to delete the domain name associated with an application. Keep in mind that by doing so, all running server of the application which have been assigned a third-level domain name won't be reachable by means of that name anymore.
In order to proceed, click the bin icon located to the right of the domain name in the application details.
As the modal window shows up, the list of currently active third-level domain names is loaded and displayed in the gray area. Click on the button remove the second-level domain and all its subdomains. Please note that the existing servers under the current application will still show the domain name they were assigned, but this won't be available anymore.