NameCheap – How to connect your Domain for Website Hosting & Email

Steps to connect the domain with System #

Navigate to the domain panel by clicking the “Sites” on the left side menu. Then when you have that page open you will see a link to “Connected Domains” on the top of your page, please click that. 

Now, click on the ‘Add Domain’ button to add your domain to System

 Select domain type #

The system will allow you to add a free domain or custom domain. For our case, we will select the second option, and put your domain name.

Click on the ‘Next’ button. 

Select services #

Now, the system will offer you System services. By default, the Website Hosting service will be enabled.

Please, click on the ‘Next’ button. 

Choose faster CDN (optional) #

Now, the system will offer you the option to choose a faster CDN for a better web service experience for your users. Please, click on the ‘No, Thank You’ button unless you want a faster CDN for $5/month.

Collect DNS records #

Please, wait for a while, the system will provide you with the required DNS records that you need to add to your BlueHost account.

Separating DNS record #

DNS record for Web Hosting #

As per the screenshot, the first two records are the DNS record for the web hosting service. Among them, first one is an ‘A’ type DNS record

DNS record for Email Service #

As per the screenshot, the last three records are related to the email services. All of these records are CNAME records.

Steps to add DNS record to GoDaddy Account #

Select domain #

After signing in to your NeamCheap account, Select Domain List from the left sidebar and click on the Manage button next to your domain

Open DNS manager #

Navigate to the Advanced DNS tab at the top of the page:

Find the Host records section and click on the Add New Record button:

Select record type #

To select the proper type of DNS record, you can define that from System-provided DNS records. Please, check the screenshot

Sample format of DNS record #

‘A’ type of record

Host Record-> @
Points To ->
There is no need to change any other default values. Please click on the ‘Add record’ button to save the record.

CNAME’ type of record #

Check the nameservers #

Sign in to your Namecheap account. Select Domain List from the left sidebar and click the Manage button next to your domain:

Find the Nameservers section and make sure Namecheap BasicDNS/Namecheap Web Hosting DNS is selected.

Setup Email Forwarding in NameCheap: #

To set up email forwarding in Namecheap, you can follow these steps:

1. Log in to your Namecheap account and go to the dashboard.
2. Click on the “Add Forward” button.
3. In the “Forward To” field, enter the email address where you want to forward your emails.
4. In the “Forward From” field, enter the email address from where you want to forward your emails.
5. Click on the “Add” button to save your changes.

Note: If you want to forward emails to multiple email addresses, you can enter multiple email addresses separated by commas in the “Forward To” field.

That’s it! Your email forwarding should now be set up and any emails sent to the “Forward From” email address will be automatically forwarded to the “Forward To” email address.

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