Flywheel provides each site with an IP address which can be used to point a domain to. This is useful if you own, say, example.com, and would like it to resolve to a Flywheel site.
Under the Domains panel in the Flywheel site overview, add the domain you’d like to point to Flywheel. Set the domain to primary. Our system will automatically perform a series 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 GoDaddy’s administration panel, use the “Domains” menu drop down to navigate to your domains.
Click the DNS button.
|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 GoDaddy 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, GoDaddy 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.example.com.
First, select the A Name record that currently exists. Click on the Edit icon (looks like a pencil) to edit the record.
Then edit this A Name record with the @ symbol as Host and your Flywheel IP address in the Points to field.
Click Save when finished.
Unless you have a subdomain setup like shop.yourdomain.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. These values are saved on a record by record basis, so you’re likely done at this stage. Good job!
Your domain should now be pointing to your Flywheel site.
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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