Setting up domains on WP Engine

Add domains to install

  1. Log in to my.wpengine.com
  2. Click on the install name
  3. Click on ‘Domains’
  4. Click ‘Add domain’
  5. Add the non-www version of the domain
  6. Click ‘Add domain’
  7. Add the www version of the domain

Change DNS at registrar

  1. Log in to my.wpengine.com
  2. Click on the install name
  3. Note the IP Address and CNAME of the install
  4. Log into the domain registrar
  5. Set the @ record to the IP address
  6. Set the CNAME www to the CNAME of the install

Resources

  • http://wpengine.com/support/how-to-configure-your-dns/
  • http://wpengine.com/support/find-ip/
  • http://wpengine.com/support/cname/
  • http://support.godaddy.com/help/article/680/managing-dns-for-your-domain-names
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2 Responses to “Setting up domains on WP Engine”

  1. Nicholas Scalice

    Thanks for this. Can you just explain the last part that says “Set the CNAME www to the CNAME of the install” ? I am not following along with that, but I get the rest of it.

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    • Keith Devon

      Hi Nicolas,

      When setting up the DNS you need to add a hostname of ‘www’, a type of ‘CNAME’, and the value as the CNAME on your WP Engine install, e.g. ‘yoursite.wpengine.com’

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