Set up your domain with Bluehost

If you've bought a domain from Bluehost, you must reconfigure your DNS settings to point the domain at your Shopify-hosted storefront.

Before you begin

Before you follow these instructions, you should be familiar with the general procedure for modifying your DNS settings.

You can also read Understanding domains if you're not familiar with the concepts and terminology used here.

Set up your domain with Bluehost

  1. Log in to your cPanel on Bluehost.

  2. In the domain management section, click DNS Zone Editor:

    Bluehost dns editor
  3. In the Select a Domain section, click the drop-down menu:

    Select domain
  4. Click the domain name you want to update.

  5. In the A (Host) table, click edit in the @ row:

    Zone file records
  6. Change the points to field to Shopify’s IP address:

  7. Click save:

    A points to
  8. In the CNAME (Alias) table, click edit in the www row:

    Cname alias
  9. Change the points to field to (replace YourStoreName with your actual store name).

  10. Click save:

    Save cname alias
  11. Claim your domain in Shopify.

After you've claimed your domain, it can take up to 48 hours for changes to take effect. You can check the status of your domains here to see if the changes have been applied.


If you are not able to edit your DNS records from within your domain provider's admin, you've probably pointed your domain's nameservers to a third party. To resolve this issue, you must contact your domain provider to have them point your domain's nameservers to their default nameservers.

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