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.
From the main site, under the Your Account dropdown, select the Domains button.
Find the row belonging to the domain you’d like to edit. Click on the domain name or click “edit”:
Then click the “DNS” tab:
|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 Hover 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, any subdomains that go along with your site (including www) are controlled by *, which is also an A Record.
Additionally, for subdomains, Hover does not require you to type in the entire domain for every field. Simply typing in blog in the Host field will mean you are creating a subdomain that is actually blog.example.com.
Your default domain record should look something like this:
Click on Edit on the right-hand side of the row of the record you wish to change.
Change both the @ and * A Name records to match the Flywheel’s IP address.
Check to make sure the record change has been updated and points to your site’s Flywheel IP address and save the new changes.
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 via the support request form for assistance.
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