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 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 ENOM’s account page, scroll down to the “Domain Manager” section. Then click on “Registered Domains”.
If you have more than one domain registered through ENOM, on this next page you should see the domain you’re here to edit. Select it. If you have just one, you should hop right into the controls for that domain.
On the next page, click on the Host Records link.
|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 ENOM is to have all versions of your domain controlled by a single wildcard (*) A Record. So if you see an A Record named *. If you want different versions of your domain to point to different websites, you’ll want to remove this record.
Additionally, ENOM does not require you to type in the entire domain for every field. Simply typing in www in the name field will mean you are creating a subdomain that is actually www.example.com.
First, locate row for the A Record or CNAME associated with the domain that you just added in the Flywheel dash.
Change the record type to A Record and then enter your Flywheel IP address in the Address field.
The default ENOM setup.
Click Save when finished.
Flywheel recommends changing the @ Host Name to an A Record type and then entering in your Flywheel site’s IP address.
Check to make sure the IP address for the A records matches the IP address in your Flywheel dashboard. Be sure to click “save” when you’re all done.
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 ENOM login for assistance.
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