Connecting your domain to Shopify is an essential step in setting up your online store. Using the cPanel Zone Editor and Shopify DNS settings, you can quickly and easily establish a connection between your domain and your Shopify store. In this article, we will guide you through the process of connecting your domain using the cPanel Zone Editor and Shopify DNS settings.
Step 1: Access Your cPanel Zone Editor
- Log in to your web hosting account, and navigate to the cPanel dashboard.
- Locate the “Domains” section and click on the “Zone Editor” option.
Step 2: Add Shopify DNS Records In the Zone Editor, you need to add the following DNS records to point your domain to Shopify:
- A Record:
- Name: @ (or your domain name)
- Address: 184.108.40.206 (Shopify’s IP address)
- CNAME Record:
- Name: www (or the subdomain you want to use for your Shopify store)
- Target: shops.myshopify.com
To add these records, follow these steps:
- Click on the “+ A Record” button in the Zone Editor to add a new A Record.
- Enter “@” or your domain name in the “Name” field and “220.127.116.11” in the “Address” field.
- Click “Add an A Record” to save the record.
Next, add a CNAME record:
- Click on the “+ CNAME Record” button in the Zone Editor.
- Enter “www” or your desired subdomain in the “Name” field and “shops.myshopify.com” in the “Target” field.
- Click “Add a CNAME Record” to save the record.
Step 3: Update Shopify DNS Settings
- Log in to your Shopify account and navigate to the “Online Store” section.
- Click on “Domains” and then “Connect existing domain.”
- Enter your domain name, and click “Next.”
- Select “I’ve updated my DNS settings” and click “Verify connection.” Shopify will verify the DNS records and establish a connection between your domain and your Shopify store.
Step 4: Set Your Primary Domain
- In the “Domains” section of your Shopify dashboard, locate your connected domain.
- Click on the “Change primary domain” button.
- Select your domain from the list, and click “Save.”
Conclusion: Connecting your domain to Shopify using the cPanel Zone Editor and Shopify DNS settings is a straightforward process. By following these steps, you can ensure that your online store is accessible via your custom domain, providing a professional appearance for your customers.