Namecheap New Control Panel How to Add A Record and CNAME DNS Entries for Shopify 2015

Namecheap New Control Panel How to Add A Record and CNAME DNS Entries for Shopify 2015

In this video I’m going to show you how to
update your DNS entries in the Namecheap control panel I’m going to show you how to add an A Record and how to add a CNAME Namecheap has recently updated their control panel so it now looks little bit different so I decided to do some updated videos to guide you through this process so I’ve already logged into my Namecheap account as you can see here and I have my domain name that I registered in a prior video “” so in order to update the DNS entries in the control
panel I just need to select “Manage” next to the domain I wish to update. So I’m going to click “Manage” and now it brings us to this screen details about the domain I want to select “Advanced DNS” right here on this tab and this would bring me to the
DNS screen of the control panel for this domain so right now I just have this domain parked these are the entries that namecheap puts in when the domain is purchased and I want to update those using the Shopify information in the Shopify video that I recorded earlier So what I’m going to do is I’m going to actually delete these two records I’m just going to click the trash can here and now I’m going to add a new record by clicking on this “Add Record” link here now a section pops up for me to put in some information the type that we’re going to enter is going to be an A Record so we need a Host and a Value so the Host is going to be “@” that means without a “www” that means without… means just the domain name itself and now we’re going have to enter Value
which is going to be the IP address that in this example, that Shopify gave us, so
I’m going to go ahead and copy that IP address and I’m going to paste it here and here we have a TTL which means the
“time to live” basically that means how long is this entry good for before all the nameservers know to go and check and see if there’s a new updated entry I’m just going to set this one to five
minutes that’s a good amount of time Now I also want to add a CNAME so I’m going to click “Add New Record” and I’m going to change this “A Record” section to “CNAME” this is going to now be “www” so this is where this is going to point to and this is just how Shopify likes things setup and I’m just copying this exactly from the Shopify control panel and if you want to know how to do that you can look at the Shopify domain name video that I put together so I’m copying the domain that they want the CNAME pointed to and this target section, I’m just going to paste
it. And again, I’m going to change the TTL to 5 minutes and I’m going to click Save Changes Just check this little, click this little check mark next to each entry now the last entry that I just deleted earlier had a TTL of 30 minutes which means this will take about 30 minutes to be updated again since all the name servers on the Internet aren’t going to check for a new entry until 30 minutes so in about 30 minutes these entries should have gone through and you can check from the control panel of Shopify if you’re using Shopify it should let you know that everything is working properly but that’s basically it. That’s how you add an
A Record and how you add a CNAME using the Namecheap control panel Be sure to check out some of my other
guided videos as well

Daniel Ostrander

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18 thoughts on “Namecheap New Control Panel How to Add A Record and CNAME DNS Entries for Shopify 2015

  1. Make Your Small Business Work says:

    Thank you, thank you! I was about pulling my hair out trying to figure this out. I was making it harder than it needed to be. You just saved me a ton of time. Thank you again.

  2. Pontus Sjöstrand says:

    Great solved it ASAP great work:)

  3. David Shore says:

    Thank You your post help me, all the best UK DAVE

  4. WebVideoPresents says:

    Thanks so much. The instructions on shopify to change the host name at namecheap were impossible to follow.

  5. Dapo Nuga says:

    hi guys i've a little problem i bought my domain name from shopify and im finding trouble adding it to name cheap as its nit on the domain list so i cant follow the video, am i to transfer the domain name over or how would i go about it?

  6. Kiri Kiske says:

    thanks for the help 🙂 videos like this really help on the journey

  7. Merah S says:

    Can you please make a video on how to verify a domain on zoho with the new namecheap interface?

  8. AhavaEchad // אהבה אחד says:


  9. Maal Media says:

    Could you please do the email creating with namecheap and zoho one more time coz is been updated.
    Thank u

  10. Archer Sterling says:

    How would I do this if I have my own dedicated Mail Server ?

  11. shoppabilities qr code shops says:

    Love your calm to the point style of tutorials.  Thanks for the help, looks like it did actually work, and to Gooogle Cloud too!

  12. Bob Azam says:

    Hi Matt,

    I just wanted to say a huge thank you for posting this simple step by step guide. It really made things very simple for me to follow (Y)

    I now need to set up my email account using Zoho, however the video for this in your collection as a different (older) UI and I'm rather lost on how to do this with namecheaps new UI

    Any chance for a update on this or even a step by step written reply to this message ?

  13. Pokemon X and Y says:

    doesnt have anything no records= =

  14. Full Of Zaful says:

    What if your using active campaign without a website. Do you need a website for the IP address?

  15. Steven Jin says:

    I didn't know it gonna take 30 mins to be updated again. Why there's no message about that… Thanks

  16. Rinku India says:

    thank you so much for the video tutorial…..

  17. Rinku India says:

    but its getting me an error while updating cname record "An unexpected error occurred. If this issue continues, contact support." … kindly suggest….

  18. PLUGSBY says:

    You stumbled mightley on the host name section is @ just a value you placed in there for tutorial purposes?

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