How To Point Namecheap Domain To Bluehost

Last Updated on June 4, 2021

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Namecheap is by far one of the most popular domain registrars out there, and Bluehost is one of the top web hosting companies. Right behind Namecheap in terms of domain registrars is GoDaddy.

Pointing your Namecheap domain to Bluehost is a quick and easy process. In this post, we go over how to point Namecheap domain to Bluehost.

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How To Point Domain Name From Namecheap To Bluehost Hosting

When you sign up for Bluehost, you receive one free domain name. Any additional domain names you would like to have you have to purchase additionally. It is most common for people to buy their other domain names with a separate company like Namecheap or GoDaddy.

One of the biggest reasons why is pricing. Registering an additional domain with Bluehost will cost you just over $12. If you want to add Bluehost domain privacy to that, it’ll be another $12. With Namecheap, you get domain privacy free for life.

The price for getting a domain name with Namecheap will cost you as low as $3.98 depending on the domain extension you choose and it comes with domain privacy for free.

As you can see Bluehost domain pricing costs a little more than Namecheap.

The cost of getting a domain name with GoDaddy will cost you about $12 and $8 for domain privacy for a year. As you can see, Namecheap is the cheapest option followed by GoDaddy and lastly Bluehost.

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How To Point Namecheap Domain Name to Bluehost Hosting

How To Point Namecheap Domain To Bluehost

When you buy a domain name from a separate company, you will need to point the nameservers to the web hosting company you are using such as Bluehost.

When you purchase web hosting from a hosting provider the hosting account will come with very specific nameservers.

When you buy your domain name from a domain registrar, you have to make sure you change your nameservers to point to your web hosting provider.

The process is quick and easy so don’t worry if it sounds complicated. Below, I show you how to point Namecheap domain to Bluehost.

We want to point your Namecheap domain to Bluehost’s nameservers.

Bluehost’s nameservers:

  • ns1.bluehost.com
  • ns2.bluehost.com

Log into your Namecheap account and update the nameservers to Bluehost’s as mentioned above.

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When you log into Namecheap, you want to click on domain list over on the left-hand side.

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Once you do this, it’s going to list out all of your domains that you currently own via Namecheap.

Find the Namecheap domain name you want to point to Bluehost and click on the manage button to the far right.

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You will be on a domain management page. You want to scroll down until you see NAMESERVERS. You will see Custom DNS with an arrow to the right of it where you can make a selection. You want to select Custom DNS.

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It’s going to bring up a nameservers tab where you want to add your custom nameservers from Bluehost.

Add the following Bluehost nameservers:

  • ns1.bluehost.com
  • ns2.bluehost.com

Once you add Bluehost’s nameservers, you want to click the green checkmark. This will point your domain name to Bluehost’s servers.

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I do want to warn you that it can take up to 24 hours for these changes to take effect. So be patient and don’t worry if you are routed to Namecheap’s default page temporarily.

However, from what I have always seen on my sites is the site showing up correctly within 20 minutes to an hour.

That’s all there is to it! That is how to point Namecheap domain to Bluehost.

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