This article is to help configure domains currently managed at ENOM so we can get your site copied, then up and running on the new Flywheel Cloud.
For many individuals who bought their domains at ENOM.com, the controls for where your URL points will continue to live at ENOM and you can proceed with this tutorial as written. However, if you’ve edited your nameservers in the past to point somewhere elsewhere like a third-party firewall or a service like Cloudflare, the records you need to change will live under the settings for those providers.
On the upgrade page for your Flywheel site, you’ll be presented with a list of A record changes you need to make. Copy the IP addresses for the A record(s) you need to change for this site to your clipboard.
The Host Records Editor (sometimes called DNS manager or domain manager) is essentially a kind of digital spreadsheet where the various functions of your domain, from web traffic to email, can be mapped out.
How to Navigate to the Host Records Editor for your domain in ENOM:
● From the Account overview page, scroll down to
● Find the Flywheel-hosted domain that you wish to edit. Then click the Manage button.
● From the Manage page, select the Advanced DNS tab.
● Scroll down to the Host Records section.
DNS controls a lot of different functions related to your domain. Many of them have nothing to do with your WordPress website.
That’s why when you’re making changes in DNS related to your website that you limit your edits to existing A record types. This record specifically tells web traffic for your base domain or any subdomain which web server should be handling that traffic.
Editing or removing other existing records may result in an unwanted disruption of service for things like email. If you’re worried about making these changes or just want a second opinion, simply contact us with a screenshot of your current DNS configuration and we’ll be happy to help you sort things out.
|@||This represents the root version of your domain. If our domain was example.com, in Namechap’s DNS editor, @ would be a placeholder for example.com without any subdomain or www before it.
|*||This is a wildcard record. It means that it doesn’t matter what subdomain you type into your browser(www.example.com, shop.example.com, dolphins.example.com). All are going to be directed by this * value.
Additionally, some registrars do not require you to type in the entire domain for every field. For most, simply typing in www in the name field will mean you are creating a subdomain that is actually www.example.com.
Note that your domain may be represented by one of the placeholder symbols mentioned above.
Click on the IP address you wish to edit. Replace the old IP address listed in each record with the new IP address provided to you on the upgrade page.
Click the green checkmark when finished with your edits.
Your domain should now be ready to go for your hosting upgrade! Return to the upgrade page and mark these edits as complete by clicking the blue “I did it” button for each domain you’ve edited.
We’ll email you to let you know when we’re making the switch to your new server. You’ll also be able to check on the status of your upgrade via the lower portion of the upgrade page.
If you get stuck, or your changes aren’t working, we’d love to help! Message us with a screenshot of your current DNS records or provide us with your current registrar login for assistance.
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