4 Simple Steps to Follow To Connect Google Domain to Namecheap Hosting Server

If you want to set up a Google Domain to Namecheap Hosting, you’ve come to the right place! In this article, I’ll show you how to get your domain set up and work with the Namecheap hosting server in just a few steps.

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Requirements need to Connect Google Domain to Namecheap Server.

  • You purchased a domain from Google Domain
  • You have a Namecheap shared hosting plan (I’ll use Stellar Plus)
  • Familiar with the Cpanel dashboard

Step 1 – Log in to your Google Domain Account and update the DNS settings in the Custom name servers section.

I assume that you already have a Google account and purchased a Google Domain. In this tutorial, I will use the domain name digitalagencyph.com. The image below it shows the main dashboard of Google Domains.

Main Dashboard of Google Domain.
Fig. 1 – Main Dashboard of Google Domain.

You will see the manage button in line with the domain name in the domain list section. My example in the image below shows digitalagencyph.com and the “Manage” button link (see Fig. 1.2). Click the “Manage” button to navigate to the “Domain Overview” page(see Fig. 1.3).

Fig. 1.2 – “Manage” button
Google Domain Overview Page
Fig. 1.3 – Google Domain Overview Page

In the left area, click the “DNS” button link and navigate to the Name Servers section.

Google Domains Name Server Section
Fig. 1.4 – Google Domains Name Server Section

To configure the Google Domains Nameservers to Namecheap, you have two options configuring the Google nameservers. The options are configuring using the Google Domain “Default name servers” or the “Custom name servers.”

Google Domains Name Server Two Options
Fig. 1.5 – Google Domains Name Server Two Options

In this tutorial, I will use the “Custom name servers” Google domain configuration. Select or click the “Custom name servers” tab.

Fig. 1.6 – Google Domains Custom Name Server

Now in the “Custom name servers” section, you will see the two form fields. For these fields, you need to add the Namecheap nameservers.

In this setup, I use the Namecheap Shared Hosting Stellar Plan.

Namecheap Shared Hosting Stellar Plan
Fig. 1.7 – Namecheap Shared Hosting Stellar Plan

Step 2 – Find the Namecheap nameservers

From Namecheap documentation, I found that if you have a Stellar, Stellar Plus, or Stellar Business plan with Namecheap, you need to point the domain to Namecheap Web Hosting DNS nameservers (dns1.namecheaphosting.com and dns2.namecheaphosting.com).

These two Namecheap nameservers are what we need to add on Google Domain DNS Custom name servers settings.

Fig. 1.8 – Namecheap nameservers

Step 3 – Add Two Namecheap Nameservers on Google Domain DNS

In the Google Domain DNS section, add the two Namecheap nameservers in the Custom name servers.

Namecheap nameservers on Google DNS settings
Namecheap nameservers on Google DNS settings

Make sure you click the “Save” button to update the new Namecheap nameservers.

Save Google DNS settings
Save Google DNS settings

After you save the new Google DNS settings, activate the new settings that are added to Google DNS. To activate the settings, click the “Switch to these settings,” and the “Custom name servers” tab will show the text “(Active)”

Before Google DNS switched to “Custom name servers.”

Google DNS settings switch to custom name servers
Google DNS settings switch to custom name servers

After Google DNS switched to “Custom name servers.”

Google DNS settings
Google DNS settings

Step 4 – Add the domain name from google to Namecheap Hosting Server

Now login/sign in to your Namecheap account. (In the top right-hand corner of the page, there is an option to Sign In.)

Namecheap sign in page
Namecheap sign-in page

After the successful login/signin, your main Namecheap dashboard will show as shown in the image below.

Namecheap Main Dashboard
Namecheap Main Dashboard

In the All Products section, find and select “Go to Cpanel” in your hosting plan account.

Namecheap Main Dashboard - Go to Cpanel
Namecheap Main Dashboard – Go to Cpanel

After clicking “Go to Cpanel,” you will be redirected to the Cpanel main dashboard.

Namecheap Cpanel Dashboard - Main
Namecheap Cpanel Dashboard – Main

Scroll down and find the DOMAINS section.

Namecheap Cpanel Dashboard - Domain section
Namecheap Cpanel Dashboard – Domains section

In the DOMAINS section, select “Addon Domains.”

Namecheap Cpanel Dashboard - Domain section select addon domains
Namecheap Cpanel Dashboard – Domain section select addon domains

After clicking “Addon Domains” you will be redirected to that section.

Namecheap Cpanel Dashboard - Addon domains section
Namecheap Cpanel Dashboard – Addon domains section

In this Addon Domains section, you will see the form fields. In the form field name “New Domain Name,” enter the domain name from your Google domain list. In my Google domain, I use this digitalagencyph.com.

Namecheap Cpanel Dashboard - Addon domains section add google domain
Namecheap Cpanel Dashboard – Addon domains section add google domain

After you enter the domain name(in my example digitalagencyph.com), the other fields “Subdomain” and “Document Root” will be entered automatically.

Namecheap Cpanel Dashboard – Addon domains section add google domain

After filling in all the necessary fields for the “Create an Addon Domain,” click the “Add Domain” button.

After successfully adding the domain, you will be redirected to the successful page.

Now click the “File Manager” to see the root directory of the newly added domain.

Below is the root directory of the newly added domain.

You have successfully set up your Google domain to Namecheap Shared Hosting Server.

My remarks:

Setting up the Google domain to Namecheap shared hosting server is easy if you have the knowledge and idea about the Cpanel and Google DNS(Nameservers configuration). If you want to have quick and hassle-free you can hire a freelance web developer from Fiverr or Upwork.

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