Connecting Domain Name in Namecheap to VULTR (VPS hosting company)

Some of my domain registrar is Namecheap.com I always love their service, the simplicity of the operation and their customer service. They also offering low cost shared hosting service.

Lately, I also bought a VPS hosting account from VULTR,  for $5 per month.

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Ok let’s back how we can connect a domain in Namecheap to VULTR:

Login to VULTR dashboard:
Notes the server’s IP address, you will need this in the next 2 steps.

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Click DNS tab dan click Add Domain button
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Type in your domain name
Type in the IP address from previous screen

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Now login to your Namecheap dashboard and click manage for the domain you want to connect.

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Make sure your Nameservers value is NameCheap Basic DNS, click Advanced DNS

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Add A Record fill with @ as host and your server’s IP address as value, save (click green checkmark icon).
Add CNAME Record type and fill with WWW as host and your domain name as value, save ( click green checkmark icon).

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That’s it.

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