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Bluehost: Connect Bluehost Domain Name To Shopify

Connect Bluehost Domain to Shopify

Connect Bluehost Domain Name To Shopify

If your domain name was registered through a 3rd-party domain registrar, you need to accomplish two things to successfully link your domain to your Shopify store.

Based on Shopify’s help center, here are the the DNS records you need to add/modify:

  • A record should point to Shopify’s IP address, which is 23.227.38.65
  • www CNAME record should point to shops.myshopify.com

 

How or where can you add these DNS resource records?

DNS records can be added or modified through the domain’s DNS provider, the process varies depending who’s hosting it.

 

1.) Add Shopify’s Resource Records

If you’re using Bluehost to manage the DNS of your domain, follow the steps below to redirect your domain to Shopify.

If not, check who the DNS provider of your domain and contact their team to add these DNS resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ (domain.com)A23.227.38.65
www (www.domain.com)CNAMEshops.myshopify.com

 

Bluehost: Adding A and CNAME

There are two different UIs in Blueshot, the new one is called Bluerock while the older version is called Legacy.

Choose which one is applicable for you.

Bluerock

1. Log in to your Bluehost control panel.

2. Click the Domains tab from the side navigation menu to the left.

3. Next to the domain name you wish to update, click the ▼ icon next to Manage, then choose DNS from the drop-down menu that appears.

Connect a Bluehost domain to Shopify

4. Scroll down to locate the record type you wish to update, and click the Add Record button.

  • In the Host Record field, enter your domain name (ex. example.com).
  • In the Points To field, enter the IP address 23.227.38.65.
  • Leave the TTL field at its default setting
  • Other fields may appear depending on the type of record you are creating (A record/type).

5. Click on the Save button to add the record.

Repeat the same steps to add the CNAME record pointing www to shops.myshopify.com.

If there’s an existing CNAME for www, make sure to delete it first before proceeding.

Legacy

1. Log in to your Bluehost control panel.

2. Click the Domains tab from the navigation menu that stretches across the top of your screen.

3. Click the Zone Editor from the sub-menu.

4. Select the domain you’re modifying from the drop-down box.

5. Scroll down to the heading named Add DNS Record.

  • In the Host Record field, enter the desired record name (ex. example.com).
  • In the Points To field, enter the IP address 23.227.38.65.
  • Leave the TTL field at its default setting
  • Other fields may appear depending on the type of record you are creating (A record/type).

6. Click on the Add Record button to create the record.

 

2.) Add Custom Domain in Shopify

Once you’re done adding the DNS records, you may now add your domain name to your Shopify account.

  1. Go to Shopify and Login to your account.
  2. Select Online Store in the dashboard.
  3. Click Domains.
  4. Click on Connect existing domain.
  5. Enter your custom domain name (example.com).
  6. Click Next.
  7. Click Verify Connection.

 

3.) DNS Propagation Delay

If Shopify is unable to verify the DNS records yet, give it several more minutes before attempting to verify the connection again.

Any DNS changes may take from few minutes up to 48 hours to fully take effect across the entire internet.

Given that the DNS is properly configured, you will definitely see your custom domain name integrated with your Shopify website soon.

 

Check out this post if you have another domain from a third party domain registrar that you wish to connect with Shopify.

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