#15 Change DNS Records for Your Namecheap Domain | Make a WordPress Website on WPEngine
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#15 Change DNS Records for Your Namecheap Domain | Make a WordPress Website on WPEngine


Now you will finalize the pointing of your domain name to your WordPress web site. This step involves logging into Namecheap where your domain name is hosted, and adding information about where your web site … is hosted. First though, you will need the CNAME value for your WordPress Install on WP Engine. To get that, login to WP Engine. Within the WP Engine Dashboard click the Install name. In the Overview section, look for the CNAME value and copy it to the clipboard. This will be the same … as the WP Engine subdomain for the WordPress install. Now, visit namecheap.com/myaccount in your web browser. Enter your Username and Password, and click the Sign in and Continue button. Or, if using LastPass, allow LastPass to … sign you in. If using 2-factor authentication with Namecheap, enter the code that Namecheap texts to you to complete the login process. Click on Domain List from the left navigation menu. Locate the domain name you want to change the DNS records for, and click the Manage button. In the Redirect Domain section within the Domain section, click the Trash Icon to delete the Redirect that Namecheap setup … for your domain, if present. Then click Yes to confirm. Note that this Redirect may not be there, and if … not, that’s perfectly OK. Click the Advanced DNS option from across the top. There should be one Host Record present at the top of the page. It is likely a CNAME Record for … host “www” with the value parkingpage.namecheap.com. Click on “parkingpage.namecheap.com.” below Value and replace it with the CNAME copied over from WP Engine. Click on the green checkmark on the right side of the page. Now, click the Add New Record button. Choose CNAME Record. In Host, type the @ symbol. Use the CNAME copied over from WP Engine like with the previous record for the Value. Click on the green checkmark on the right side of the page. After several minutes, or sometimes up to 24 hours, both the “non-www” and “www” versions of your domain should be … pointing to your install on WP Engine. We will setup SSL shortly, so hold off on testing your domain until then.

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