Flywheel provides each site with an IP address to which domains can be pointed. This is useful if you own, for example,
waitexpecations.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 eNom
4. Configure the A record
5. Configure CNAME record for www
5. Optional: Configure the wildcard (*) A record
6. 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)
For more information, visit eNoms help article on adding A records.
If you added the
www version of your domain earlier, you’ll want to set up a CNAME record as well. A CNAME (aka canonical name) points a subdomain to another domain name.
For example, with a CNAME in place, visitors entering
www.waitexpectations.com in their browser will be re-routed to
waitexpectations.com. Without a CNAME record, visitors will instead reach an error page.
For more information, visit eNom’s help article on adding CNAME records.
The default setup on eNom is to have all versions of your domain controlled by a single wildcard (*) A record. If you want subdomains of your domain to point to different websites, you’ll want to remove this record. Otherwise, you should point this to your Flywheel site’s IP address.
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.
New to Flywheel? Start here, we've got all the information you'll need to get started and launch your first site!
How to migrate your site to Flywheel using Flywheel Migrations
How do I go live on Flywheel?
What is a demo site?
Learn all about managing your Flywheel user account, Teams and integrations.View all
Everything about billing, invoices and payments can be found here.View all
Flywheel hosting plans include a ton of great features. Learn about how to get a free SSL certificate, set up a staging site, and more!
Deploy to Flywheel via SSH and GitHub Actions
How do I get started with Staging?
Backups on Flywheel
All the server and setting info you'll need to help you get the most out of your Flywheel hosting plan!View all
Tips and tricks for managing your sites on Flywheel, including going live, troubleshooting issues and migrating or cloning sites.View all
Learn how to connect, deploy, and more with SSH on Flywheel's platform.View all
Learn more about Growth Suite, our all-in-one solution for freelancers and agencies to grow more quickly and predictably.
Getting started with Growth Suite
Growth Suite: What are invoice statuses?
Growth Suite: What do client emails look like?
Learn more about Managed Plugin Updates, and how you can keep your sites up to date, and extra safe.
Managed Plugin Updates: Database upgrades
Managed Plugin Updates: How to pause plugin updates for a site
Managed Plugin Updates: Plugin Security Alerts