This tutorial will guide you on how to properly setup your domain on BlueHost.
Want us to do it for you? Please scroll to the end of this tutorial and complete the form to get started.
*You may find your registrar’s support team asking for an “IP Address” to attach the domain name. We use a cname record to attach domain names because using IP Addresses means a systems servers must remain the same and ours do not and flux with incoming traffic and other updates. To ensure domain names always work, please use a cname to attach the domain to your site.
*If you have a custom email, this process will likely disconnect the email. Please be sure to check with your registrar to ensure it continues to work after this update.
Step 1: Login to BlueHost and click “Domains” on the top menu
Step 2: Click the domain name you want attached to your site
After choosing the domain you want on the left-side checkbox, find DNS Zone Editor and click the link to “Manage DNS records.”
Step 3: Select the domain you’d like to use
Step 4: Enter the following on the Add DNS Record section
Step 5: Click “Redirect” on the secondary header menu
Step 6: Setup the non-www redirect\
Select Permanent Redirect (301) option. Choose your domain from the site drop-down.
Enter your domain with http://www.YourDomain.com. This must be the domain you are setting up (with http://www. in front of it), not your *.carrot.com admin URL. For example, if you are attaching goldenmiamihomes.com then you will want to enter “http://www.goldenmiamihomes.com” into the redirect box.
Select “Do Not Redirect www.” If you choose any other option, your domain will not attach correctly and will create an endless loop that appears as if your site is constantly loading.
Step 7: Now, Let’s Attach That To Your Carrot Site
Point Your Domain to Your Carrot Website: Sign into your Carrot Account page and click the green box to “add a custom domain.”
Enter your domain name on Step #1 then hit “Save Custom Domain” to save changes.
That’s it! Give it a few for the changes to update, then return to here to add your domain to your Carrot site’s dashboard.
If you have any trouble at all, hit up support via email or live chat for guidance. We will also gladly do it for ya if you provide Support with your Godaddy login info.