Connect Namecheap Domain to Weebly
Connecting your custom Namecheap from Hover to Weebly is pretty straightforward and relatively easy.
The first one is to add the domain as the Site Address in Weebly and the second is to point your domain to the IP address assigned to your site.
Part 1. Add your existing domain in Weebly
- Login to your Weebly.com account
- Select the website you wish to link to your domain.
- Click the Settings tab at the top
- Under General > Site address click the Change button.
- Click the Connect or transfer now link below the search field.
- Enter your domain name.
- Click the Connect your domain option.
You’ll be shown two options for making the necessary DNS changes to your domain: One for doing it yourself, and one for emailing your domain host for assistance.
Choose one of these options and follow the steps to get your DNS records updated to point to the provided IP address.
Don’t forget to publish your website to the new site address when the process is complete.
Part 2. Point Your Namecheap Domain to Weebly IP address
This part varies depending who’s the DNS provider of your domain name.
But if you’re using Namecheap name servers, you just need to point the root domain @ and subdomain www to the same Weebly IP address. Example Weebly resource records:
Namecheap: Connect Domain To Weebly IP address
1. Sign into your Namecheap account (The Sign In option is available in the header of the page).
2. Select Domain List from the left sidebar and click on the Manage button next to your domain: 3. Navigate to the Advanced DNS tab at the top of the page: 4. Find the Host records section and click on the Add New Record button (not able to edit Host Records?):
5. Select A Record for Type and enter the Host you would like to point to an IP address.
Note: The IP addresses in here are just example values.
A Record | @ | 188.8.131.52
A Record | www | 184.108.40.206
@ – used to point a root domain (yourdomain.tld) to the IP address:
Normally, it takes 30 minutes for newly created records to take effect.
Once you’ve done so, you might also want to make sure that there are no conflicting records set for the same host and remove them, if there are any.
The records you need to check may be of Unmasked/Masked/Permanent Redirect, A or CNAME record types.
Here is the example of conflicting records:
Once you’ve updated the domain’s DNS settings, return to your Weebly site and publish it.
Due to DNS propagation delay, you may not be able to see the changes immediately.
All DNS changes may take 24 – 48 hours to fully take effect across the entire internet. This delay is also known as DNS propagation.
If the DNS has been properly configured and the domain has been added successfully through Weebly, it’s just a matter of time before you see the domain integrated with your Weebly website.
If you have another domain from a different domain registrar that you wish to connect with Weebly, check this post.Back to top
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