Flywheel provides each site with an IP address to which domains can be pointed. This is useful if you own, for example,
thisfinedomain.com, and would like it to resolve to a Flywheel site.
If you’re brand new to the world of domain names, some of the terminologies may seem a little confusing. If you ever feel stuck, feel free to reference our Glossary of DNS terms.
1. Add the domain to your Flywheel site and note the IP address
2. Log in to MediaTemple’s Account Center
3. Configure A records for apex and www domains
4. Double-check your work
Note: DNS propagation times
Note: Custom nameservers
wwwversion of the domain will be added (uncheck the box to skip this step)
You may see additional records on the Edit Zone page, especially if your domain was pointed to a different host previously. For now, we’re just going to be concerned with the A and www records, since they are the records responsible for pointing your domain to your website.
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.
For more information, visit MediaTemple’s help article on configuring DNS records.
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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