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Pointing Domains to Flywheel from Hover

Flywheel provides each site with a dedicated 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.

1

Add the domain to your Flywheel site and note the IP address

 

Under the Domains panel in the Flywheel site overview, add the domain you’d like to point to Flywheel.

 

 

Note

Take note of the IP address that Flywheel provides you in the domains list. In the screenshot above, for example, it is 45.55.63.181.

 

2

Access the domain's zone records through Hover's Account Panel

From the main site, under the Your Account dropdown, select the Domains button.

 

 

Click the domain you’d like to edit, or hover over it and click “edit”:

hover-edit-domain

 

Then click the “DNS” tab:

hover-dns-tab

Note

There’s a good chance you’ll see several records in here, especially if your domain has been pointed at a different service. For now, we’re just going to be concerned with the A Name record described below.
3

Update A Name records and point the domain at Flywheel

Your default domain record should look something like this:

 

 

 

Click on Edit DNS to change a record.

 

 

Change both the @ and * A Name records to match the Flywheel’s IP address.

 

4

Verify that the record is in place and save changes


Check to make sure the record change has been updated and points to your site’s Flywheel IP address and save the new changes.

Warning

DNS by nature can take 24-48 hours to fully propagate, though we generally see much quicker propagation. If you see anything out of the ordinary during that time it’s best to clear your browser cache and cookies, and restart your computer to clear your operating system DNS cache.

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! Send a screenshot of your current DNS records or your current registrar login to [email protected] for assistance.

Note

For further reference, see our DNS setup guide here.

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