Flywheel provides each site with an IP address to which domains can be pointed. This is useful if you own, say, thisfinedomain.com, and would like it to resolve to a Flywheel site.
Under the Domains panel in the Flywheel site overview tab, add the domain you’d like to point to Flywheel. Set the domain to primary. Our system will automatically perform a series of searches for the old domain, replacing them with the new domain. All non-primary domains will also be set up with a 301 redirect to the primary domain.
Once logged into your Bluehost administration panel, click on the domain you are pointing to Flywheel.
|This represents the root version of your domain. In our example above, @ 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.
The default setup on Bluehost is to set up @ (the root version of your domain), as an individual A record that all need to be edited to point to your website.
Additionally, for subdomains, Bluehost does not require you to type in the entire domain for every field. Simply typing in blog in the Name field will mean you are creating a subdomain that is actually blog.thisfinedomain.com.
First, add a new A-record (or modify the existing A-record with the Host Record of @, if there is an existing record, by clicking the Gear icon on said record). The Host Record should be @, and the Points to should be your Flywheel IP address. Click Add Record when you’ve got those fields filled out.
If you’re editing an existing A-record instead of adding a new one, don’t forget to hit the Save button.
Unless you have a subdomain setup like shop.thisfinedomain.com, you should likely only need one A Record value. At the very least, make sure that you only have one A record with @ set as the host and that this host is pointing to your Flywheel IP address.
Check to make sure the record change has been updated and points to your site’s Flywheel IP address. Your records should look like this (with your domain’s information instead of the example domain here):
These values are saved on a record by record basis, so you’re likely done at this stage. Good job!
Congratulations, your domain should now be pointing to your Flywheel site! 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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