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Connect Bluehost Domain to Weebly

Connect Bluehost Domain to Weebly

Connecting your custom domain from Bluehost to Weebly is pretty straightforward and relatively easy.

The first one is to add the domain as the Site Address in Weebly and the second is to point your domain to the IP address assigned to your site.

Note: Just like other web host providers such as Wix, Squarespace and Shopify, you need to have a paid hosting plan to be able to connect your domain name to Weebly.

Part 1. Add your existing domain in Weebly

  1. Login to your Weebly.com account
  2. Select the website you wish to link to your domain.
  3. Click the Settings tab at the top
  4. Under General > Site address click the Change button.

Connect Bluehost Domain to Weebly - Weebly Site Settings

  1. Click the Connect or transfer now link below the search field.

Connect Bluehost Domain to Weebly

  1. Enter your domain name.
  2. Click the Connect your domain option.

Connect Bluehost Domain to Weebly - Use a domain you already own You’ll be shown two options for making the necessary DNS changes to your domain:

One for doing it yourself, and one for emailing your domain host for assistance. Choose one of these options and follow the steps to get your DNS records updated to point to the provided IP address.

Don’t forget to publish your website to the new site address when the process is complete.  

 

Part 2. Point Your Bluehost Domain to Weebly IP address

This part varies depending who’s the DNS provider of your domain name.

But if you’re using Bluehost name servers, you just need to point the root domain @ and subdomain www to the same Weebly IP address. Example Weebly resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@A199.34.228.75
wwwA199.34.228.75

 

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 Weebly

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

  • In the Host Record field, enter the desired record name (ex. example.com).
  • In the Points To field, enter the address that the record should resolve to (ex. 199.34.228.75).
  • 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.

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 address that the record should resolve to (ex. 199.34.228.75).
  • 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.

 

Publish Site

Once you’ve updated the domain’s DNS settings, return to your Weebly site and publish it.

Due to DNS propagation delay, you may not be able to see the changes immediately.

 

DNS Propagation

All DNS changes may take 24 – 48 hours to fully take effect across the entire internet. This delay is also known as DNS propagation.

If the DNS has been properly configured and the domain has been added successfully through Weebly, it’s just a matter of time before you see the domain integrated with your Weebly website.

 

If you have another domain from a different domain registrar that you wish to connect with Weebly, check this post.

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