How to change nameservers on Namecheap

How to Change Namecheap Nameservers

In my post, I show you how to change Namecheap nameservers step by step.

Nameservers are what internet browsers use to find your website. Each hosting company has unique nameservers.

When you buy hosting for your website, you must update nameservers for your domain.

My guide takes you through the process of updating nameservers on Namecheap.com.

By the end of this post, you will be able to find your nameservers on Namecheap and update them with new ones.

Let’s start.

Step One – Sign In To Your Namecheap Account

Go to www.namecheap.com (*Paid Link) and sign in to your account.

Namecheap login page

On the right of your domain name, select Manage.

Manage

Step Two – Find Your Current Domain Nameservers

On the Domains tab, locate Nameservers.

Current nameservers

To the right are the current nameservers for your website.

On my site, they are ed.ns.cloudflare.com and jean.ns.cloudflare.com.

Current nameservers

Step Three – Change Your Nameservers

When you buy hosting, the company sends you nameservers.

I have internet hosting with WebHostFace. After I purchased one of their hosting plans, they sent an email with their nameservers.

Webhostface nameservers

Copy the nameservers from your hosting company and paste them over your current ones.

When you change nameservers, a green tick and red cross appear on the right.

Paste the new nameservers, and click the green tick to confirm.

Paste your new nameservers over your current nameservers

After confirming the nameserver change, a message lets you know it takes up to 48 hours for the update to complete.

Step Four – Monitor Namecheap Nameserver Change Progress

After updating nameservers, it can take up to 48 hours to complete.

It is possible to monitor the progress of the update at whatsmydns.net.

whatsmydns.net

DNS is short for Designated Nameservers.

Use whatsmydns.com to check a website’s nameservers.

To start, type your website URL in the first box.

Then, change the menu to NS, and click Search.

This option displays your current nameservers.

Type the site URL and select NS from the menu

After you update your nameservers on Namecheap.com, the info on this page gradually changes to your new nameservers.

Monitor the update of your namerserver change

Within a few minutes, my website’s nameservers start updating.

The update is complete when all the nameservers change.

How To Change Namecheap Nameservers Video Tutorial

Conclusion

When you buy a hosting package, the hosting company sends an email instructing you to update your domain nameservers.

When you receive the email, go to your Namecheap domain account and update the nameservers.

Updating nameservers takes up to 48 hours to complete. You can monitor the update progress at whatsmydns.net.

As the nameservers update, your website may show loading errors. Wait for at least 48 hours before contacting customer support.

Finding a domain name for your website is hard. Visit my How To Find The Best Domain Name For Your Blog article for tips on finding the best name for your website.

I hope you found my article informative. If you have any questions, please leave them below.


Posted

in

by

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.