Mapping your Bluehost Domain to Placester [Classic]

Katherine Ramirez Updated by Katherine Ramirez

This article will show you how to Map your Bluehost Domain to Placester.

Mapping is the process of replacing your existing Placester domain with a custom one you have purchased from a third party provider.  Placester always recommends that you map your domain rather than forward it.  To find out more about the difference between mapping and forwarding click here. 

In order to take care of mapping your Bluehost domain to your Placester site, you will need to change both your A-Record (IP address) and CNAME (hosting platform) to Placester specific settings.  The article on this page will walk you through this process.   

Having Bluehost map your Domain

If you are going to have Bluehost take care of Domain Mapping for you.  You will want to provide them with the following settings for pointing your site to Placester.

1. Forwarding: OFF

2. Nameservers: Set to DEFAULT

3. A-Record:

4. CNAME:   

After this is done move down to the bottom of the document and follow the instructions for your Placester site. 

Mapping your Bluehost domain

Click Login in the top right corner of Bluehost home page in order to get logged in. 

  • Host Record: @
  • Points To:
  • TTL: 14400
    • Host Record: www
    • Points To:
    • TTL: 14400
    - Use to check the current DNS records of a domain

Go to

Once you’ve completed these settings, log in at to access the back end of your site and complete the final step for domain mapping. 

Adding Bluehost domain name to Placester

On your dashboard, click on the three vertical dots and select Custom Domain. This will bring you to the Custom Domain slide out.

This will bring you to the Custom Domain slide out.

Custom Domain Slide Out

Within the custom domain slide out, add the custom domain that you're looking to use. Use only lowercase letters, and be sure to include “www” when adding in your URL. Example:

Add Domain, then click Save.

Bluehost Support

If you run into any trouble, we recommend speaking with Bluehost directly, as it is their product.  You can reach them at 888-401-4678 or create a ticket through their online support center.

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Mapping your domain to Placester [Classic]

Mapping your Domain to Placester [Classic]


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