Point Wix DNS to Flywheel

Updated on March 13th, 2024

Flywheel provides each site with an IP address to which domains can be pointed. This is useful if you own, for example, and would like it to resolve to a Flywheel site.


This article is for customers who have purchased domains that are managed by Wix. We have a general help tutorial as well as instructions for other domain providers here.

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.


For security best practices, we recommend not pointing a wildcard entry directly to a Flywheel IP address, but instead to point any subdomain independently. The use of wildcard records may open your domain up to additional subdomains being created without your permission.

Step 1: Add the domain to your Flywheel site

  1. From the site’s Overview tab, go to the Domains section and click the + Add Domain button to add the domain you’d like to point to Flywheel.
    Add domain button
  2. Next, fill out the domain information as described below.
    Add domain information
    1. Domain: Enter the URL (without a prefix). Example:
    2. Primary domain: Check the box if you want this to be your primary domain (if this will be your site’s main URL).
    3. www: By default, the www version of the domain will be added, but you can uncheck the box to skip this step if needed. Example:

    Then click Next.


    In the background, our system will automatically update all appropriate URL references in the database to this new primary domain.
  3. Click to copy your new DNS records to your clipboard. We recommend keeping this tab open so you can easily copy them from here and paste them into Wix’s DNS editor.
    View DNS records
    You will need to copy all the records you see in the table. For example:
    A record (This is your Flywheel site’s IP address)
    CNAME record (The CNAME record is only required if you’re adding the “www” version of your domain. If you’re not, the CNAME isn’t required and won’t be displayed in the list.)
    TXT record

Step 2: Log in to Wix

In a separate tab, go to the Domains page in your Wix account. Then refer to Wix’s DNS Documentation to learn how to access and use their DNS editor.

Step 3: Configure the A record

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.


Be careful about modifying or deleting any other records – especially MX records, which are responsible for email. Also, it never hurts to take a screenshot before you start making changes.
  1. Hover over the A record and click Edit.
  2. Click the Host Name field and edit the host name. Leave this field blank (in Wix’s DNS manager, blank equals the @ symbol).
  3. Click the Value field and paste in the IP address you copied earlier.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Click Save Changes in the pop-up message.


Unless you have a subdomain setup, for example, you should only need one A record value. At the very least, make sure that you have one A record with @ set as the host which is pointing to your Flywheel IP address.

For more information, visit Wix’s help article on A records.

Step 4: Configure CNAME record for www

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 in their browser will be redirected to Without a CNAME record, visitors will instead reach an error page.

  1. Hover over the relevant CNAME record and click Edit. (Or, click + Add Record in the CNAME (Aliases) section to create a new record.)
  2. Click the Host Name field and enter www.
  3. Click the Value field and enter the site’s primary domain.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Click Save Changes in the pop-up message.


For more information, visit Wix’s help article on CNAME records.

Step 5: Add a TXT record

The TXT (or Text) record is used to verify that you own and control your domain, and prevents unauthorized use of your domain.

Add the following information:

  • Click + Add Record in the TXT (Text) section.
  • Host Name: Paste the host/label text string from your Flywheel DNS details.
  • Value: Paste the destination/target text string from your Flywheel DNS details.
  • Click Save


For more information, visit Wix’s help article on TXT records.

Step 6: Confirm your changes using Flywheel’s DNS checker

After a short propagation window, your site should be connected to Flywheel! You can use our built-in DNS checker to confirm your settings.

1. Go to your site’s Overview tab on the Flywheel dashboard.
2. Click Refresh Status in the Domains section.
Refresh DNS status button

Once your site is pointed to Flywheel, the status will switch to ✅ Pointed and the domain registrar will be displayed as well.

DNS status and DNS registrar displayed in Flywheel dashboard


DNS propagation times: DNS by nature can take 24-48 hours to fully propagate across the entire internet, though we generally see much quicker propagation. By default, Wix sets Time to Live for each record to 1 hour. Depending on when that last check was, you should see your changes go live in an hour or less.

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