Flywheel provides each site with an IP address to which domains can be pointed. This is useful if you own, for example,
mystunningwebsite.com and would like it to resolve to a Flywheel site.
If you’re brand new to the world of domain names, some of the terminologies may seem a little confusing. Feel free to reference our Glossary of DNS terms if you ever feel stuck.
1. Add the domain to your Flywheel site and note the IP address
2. Log in to Squarespace
3. Configure the A record
4. Configure CNAME record for www
5. Double-check your work
Note: DNS propagation times
wwwversion of the domain will be added (uncheck the box to skip this step)
You may see several types of DNS records already configured, especially if your domain was pointed to a different host previously. For now, we’re just going to be concerned with the A record, since it’s the record responsible for pointing your domain to your site on Flywheel.
For more information, visit Squarespace’s help article on A records.
If you added the
www version of your domain earlier, you’ll want to set up a CNAME record as well. A CNAME (aka canonical name) points a subdomain to another domain name.
For example, with a CNAME in place, visitors entering
www.mystunningwebsite.com in their browser will be redirected to
mystunningwebsite.com. Without a CNAME record, visitors will instead reach an error page.
If you get stuck, or have any questions along the way, we’d love to help! Reach out to our support team with a screenshot of your current DNS records or provide us with your current registrar login for assistance.
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