Bluehost Domains

Bluehost is a popular domain name provider and website host. The following steps are specific to Bluehost's DNS management.


Step 1 - Navigate to your DNS Settings

In order to configure your DNS Settings you first need to navigate to where you manage your DNS settings in Bluehost. Begin by logging into bleuhost.com.


Step 1.2 - Click on DNS Zone Editor


Step 1.3 - Select the Domain that Needs Editing


Step 1.4 - Modify A (host) Record

Click the "edit" button next to the A (Host) "@" record. Enter the dedicated IP address provided via email. Click "save" when done.

Now that your domain is pointed to Solodev, any actions you take in Solodev CMS will affect the display of your public facing website. Your host will likely be '@' if your domain name does not include 'www', alternately, your host name will likely be 'www' if your domain begins with 'www'.

Note: Please keep in mind it may take 30 minutes or more for DNS changes to populate and for your domain to start pointing to Solodev.


If you signed-up via solodev.com, then your primary domain should now be fully set up. If you are adding an additional domain to your exisiting Solodev installation then please continue to the following steps.


Step 2 - Add your Domain to Solodev

Log into Solodev by typing your username and password and clicking Enter.


On the left side, click on Systems. Select Websites and click on Add Website.

Step 2.1 - Fill out the Fields

Fill out the fields below. You must designate your Primary URL, the domain name of your newly added website.

Fields Description
Primary URL URL of website
Choose website folder location Websites folder where the website's structure is going to be located

Step 2.2 - Specify Additional Domain Details

If applicable, the Alias, CDN, SSL tab allows you to specify a staging URL, SSL certificate and CDN.

Fields Description
Staging website address A domain or subdomain used to assemble, test and review its newer versions before it is moved into production
SSL website address Secure URL for your website if using SSL certificate
CDN origin website address CDN (Content Delivery Network) URL
Alias Website Address Redirects visitors to your site whether your domain is www.domain.com or domain.com (if added)

Step 2.3 - Choose a System Template

Make your selection in the drop down. Select Blank Website, Import Package, or Choose System Template.

Fields Description
Blank Website Creates a website with the web wiles and www folders so you can build your website based on your sitemap
Choose System Template Selects a prepared Bootstrap theme
Import Package Select this option if you have a Solodev package

Step 2.4 - Finish

Once you have read and agreed to our terms of service, select Finish and your website will be added to the websites folder.

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