Flywheel recommends that you manage your DNS using your domain registrar – the place where you purchased the domain. Most likely, your registrar will have the name servers set up correctly, and will allow you to easily manage your DNS.
To set your DNS to point to Flywheel, we recommend the following settings.
|Domain||DNS Record Type||Value|
|example.com||A record||Your Flywheel site IP address|
You can alternatively create the www.example.com domain as an A record pointing to your IP address. Creating the CNAME simply makes it easier to change, as there should only be one value to change.
We also have specific tutorials for setting up DNS, including:
If you’d like to make sure you’ve got everything set up correctly, you can use our Flywheel DNS Health Checker! DNS propagation can take some time, so if you aren’t seeing any change right away, don’t panic; it may take several minutes. But our DNS Health Checker will help you identify if your domain’s DNS settings are properly configured to point to your site on Flywheel, and that you’ve got everything ready to go on our end, too!
DNS can be confusing, and nobody wants to break their site. If you have questions about DNS, Flywheel support is more than happy to help. Our experts will walk you through it, and help to make sense of the confusing world that is DNS.
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