Step-by-Step Guide: Connecting Your Namecheap Domain to Your Wix Website
Are you looking to connect your Namecheap domain to your Wix website? If so, you’ve come to the right place! In this step-by-step guide, we’ll walk you through the process required to connect your domain to your Wix site. Whether you’re tech-savvy or a newbie, this guide covers all the necessary steps to ensure a successful connection.
Step 1: The Video Demonstrates How to Connect a Namecheap Domain to a Wix Website
Before we dive into the step-by-step guide, we recommend watching a video demonstration on how to connect a Namecheap domain to a Wix website. The video is a great visual aid and can help you better understand the process. You can find this video on the Wix support page or on YouTube.
Step 2: A Premium Plan is Required to Connect a Custom Domain
To connect a custom domain to your Wix website, you will need a premium plan. The Connect Domain plan will not be sufficient. With a premium plan, you can connect your Namecheap domain to your Wix website, remove Wix ads, have access to more features, and much more.
Step 3: Connect Your Domain to Your Wix Site
To connect your domain to your Wix site, log in to your Wix account and select the desired website to which you’d like to connect your domain.
Click on the “Connect Domain” button located on the left-hand side of your editor.
Follow the prompts to enter your domain name from Namecheap. If you have not yet purchased a domain, you can do so by clicking on “Buy a New Domain.”
You may also choose to connect your domain through other domain providers by clicking on “Connect a Domain You Already Own.”
Step 4: Wait for the Domain to Register and Update on All Servers
After you have entered your domain, it may take up to 48 hours to register and update on all servers. During this time, your Wix website may display a message that says “Site Under Maintenance.” Don’t worry, this is normal.
Step 5: Change the Name Servers to Custom DNS
After you have confirmed that your domain has been registered and updated on all servers, sign in to your Namecheap account.
Select the domain you’d like to connect to your Wix website and click “Manage.”
In the “Domain” section, click on “Custom DNS.”
Follow the tutorial provided by Wix to copy and paste the necessary information into the “Custom DNS” section. This will redirect traffic from your domain to your Wix website.
Step 6: Wait for the Domain to Update Again
After you have confirmed the changes, wait for the domain to update again. This may take up to 48 hours, so be patient. During this time, your website may display a message that says “This Site Can’t Be Reached.”
Step 7: If All Steps Are Executed Correctly, Your Domain Will be Successfully Connected to Your Wix Website
Now that you have completed all the necessary steps, your domain should be successfully connected to your Wix website. To confirm, simply type your domain into a web browser and you should be redirected to your Wix website.
Q: What if I already have a domain from a different provider than Namecheap?
A: No worries! Simply follow Step 3 and select “Connect a Domain You Already Own” to connect your existing domain.
Q: Can I connect multiple domains to my Wix website?
A: Yes, you can! Follow the steps above for each domain you wish to connect.
Q: How do I know if my domain has been registered and updated on all servers?
A: You can check the status of your domain in your Namecheap account or use a domain lookup site.
Q: I completed all the steps, but my domain is still not connecting to my Wix website. What do I do?
A: Double-check that you followed all the steps correctly and that you waited for each step to update. If you are still experiencing issues, contact Wix support for assistance.
Q: What happens if I cancel my premium plan?
A: If you cancel your premium plan, your domain will not be connected to your Wix website anymore, and Wix ads will be displayed on your site again.