hey Tyler here with website hosting guides and I'm going to show you real quick how to set up a Namecheap domain name on your Bluehost hosting account so the two things that you'll need is first one is a Namecheap domain name the second one is a Bluehost hosting account so check out this link here if you need Bluehost and you can check this out to see what kind of promotions are currently going on once you have that log in to your Bluehost account into the backend and it'll look something like this we're under hosting and cPanel so now scroll down and we're looking for the IP address which is right here under dedicated IP and copy this now that we have this copied we need to go to Namecheap go login to the account and go to the dashboard and look for the domain name that you want to point to Namecheap or to Bluehost hover over the house and click Advanced DNS alright and once this pulls up we'll just go ahead and change the a record so we're going to update this to the new a record click Save if you don't have any a records here just click add new record and then set it up so it looks like this add your IP address here now that that's pointing to Bluehost we'll go back to Bluehost and we're going to scroll down to where it says domains and click assign domains and now we'll set up the domain name here so we're using one that's not in use so we need to add this so just go ahead and type in your domain name there oops ok and now it's verifying that domain is actually pointing to this account so it worked perfect it says the domain is pointed we'll scroll down it's set up a new directory for us and we'll just click assign this domain name and that's it you've just set up your your domain name from Namecheap to Bluehost the next step in this would be to set up WordPress or whatever CMS you you need to use so check out our video on how to set up WordPress on Bluehost if you need to know that otherwise I hope this video was helpful and if you need recommendations on what host is the best for your website needs check us out at website hosting guides comm you can click take the quiz and it'll take you over to this quiz here ask you a few questions and pull up the best hosting company for you so hopefully this was helpful and have a good one .
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If you haven’t already, you’ll need to get accounts with both Namecheap and BlueHost.
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Once you’ve got your accounts, log into your BlueHost account and go to the cpanel. Scroll down until you see Dedicated IP, which is located on the left in the system section. Copy the IP address. In another browser tab, log into your Namecheap account. Go to the Dashboard and find the domain name you’d like to point to BlueHost.
Hover over the house icon and click on Advanced DNS. In the Value field of the A Record, replace the contents with the IP address you copied from your BlueHost account. Click on the checkmark on the right to save. If your account doesn’t show an A Record, just click on Add New Record to create an A Record and paste in the IP address you copied from BlueHost.
Go back to your BlueHost account. Scroll down to the domains section and click on Assign Domains. Select the option for “Use a domain that is not already associated with your account” and enter the domain name in the Domain field. It will verify that the domain is pointing to your BlueHost account.
Scroll all the way down to the bottom and click on assign this domain. You have now set up your Namecheap domain name to point to a BlueHost hosting account. The next step would be to set up a content management system, like WordPress, for your new website.
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