Point your domain to your Shopify website

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Before you can point your domain to an external CMS you will need a parked domain or domain manager service and for the name servers to be delegated to Netregistry.

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cPanel

  1. Log into The Console
  2. Manage the domain you want to make changes to
  3. Click cPanel
  4. Click on the Advanced DNS Zone Editor icon
  5. Click Edit next to the record for YourDomain.com
  6. Change the IP address on the Address Field to ones provided to you by Shopify, this will look similar to 204.93.213.45.
  7. Leave the other settings as is and click Edit Record.
  8. Click Edit for the CNAME record pointing to www.yourdomain.com.
  9. Change the Host on the CNAME field to YourStoreName.myshopify.com.
  10. Leave the other settings as it as and click Edit Record.

Note: If you have a CNAME record with the name mail.yourdomain.com, you will need to follow the steps below:

  1. Click Edit next to mail.yourdomain.com
  2. Change Type to A
  3. Change the address to your default cPanel machine, this will take the form of 27.121.64.XX
  4. Go to Home under cPanel
  5. Click on MX Entry icon
  6. Click Edit on the MX record
  7. Change the Destination field to mail.yourdomain.com

Note: Standard DNS propagation time of up to two hours may apply. Refreshing the internet browsers cache can help to display the changes if they're not automatically visible after two hours. Press CTRL-F5 (PC) or CMD-R (Mac).

Cloud

Default A records cannot be removed by the end user directly as it will cause the web hosting service to stop working. Please contact our support team by phone or a ticket via your console and request to disable the default A records.

  1. Log into The Console
  2. Click the domain you want to edit and then click 'Zone Manager'
  3. Click 'Add a zone record' and then select CNAME from the drop down menu
  4. Create a CNAME record
  5. In the following page, fill in the blank fields
    Name - Type in the subdomain you wish to create a CNAME record for .eg. store
    TTL - This is the Time to Live, it is best to leave the default setting 3600
    Host - The name of the host to point the subdomain e.g. YourStoreName.myshopify.com
  6. Click [Add Record]
  7. Create an A record
  8. In the following page, fill in the blank fields
    Name - You can leave this field Blank as it will directly point to your domain.
    TTL - This is the Time to Live, it is best to leave the default setting (3600)
    Host – The IP given to you by Shopify, this will look similar to 204.93.213.45.
  9. Click [Add Record]

Note: Standard DNS propagation time of up to two hours may apply. Refreshing the internet browsers cache can help to display the changes if they're not automatically visible after two hours. Press CTRL-F5 (PC) or CMD-R (Mac).

 

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