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EasyWP Now Supports Any Domain Name!

The wait is over. EasyWP, the best platform for WordPress and WordPress Hosting, now supports any domain name, whether it’s registered with Namecheap or not. 

What does this mean for you?

Let’s say you previously purchased a domain name with another provider and you’d like to use this domain name for your new EasyWP website. Or perhaps you’re already an EasyWP customer and you’d like to use another domain name that’s not registered with Namecheap. 

Whatever the reason, EasyWP is now ready and able to support any domain name, registered anywhere, with minimal effort required on your end. 

The Mission Is Clear: EasyWP Continues to Democratize WordPress for All

At Namecheap, we’re tireless supporters of a free and open Internet, where everyone has the right to get their ideas online and be able to afford it. 

Now that EasyWP supports any domain name, regardless of where it’s registered, this only further solidifies our mission to democratize WordPress. In other words? You don’t have to be a Namecheap domain customer to enjoy and experience the speed, reliability, and value EasyWP has to offer. Our doors are open, so feel free to come on in.  

And because we built our very own cloud platform in-house, this means we’re able to provide you with all the service you’d expect from traditional WordPress Hosting, at a fraction of the price you’d pay elsewhere. 

What’s the catch, you might ask? Absolutely nothing. We did the hard work ourselves so we could make managed WordPress work for you.  

So, How Do I Use a Domain from Another Provider with EasyWP?

Once you’ve selected and purchased your preferred EasyWP Plan (Starter, Turbo or Supersonic), simply follow the login instructions in your Welcome Email to get your website up and running. 

Keep in mind that unless you’re already using FreeDNS, you’ll need to use a temporary domain name, e.g. octopus-3abc4a.easywp.com, before you can use your registered domain name. In other words? After creating your EasyWP website, you’ll be able to use your domain name that’s registered with another provider. 

To do so, just log in to your EasyWP dashboard in your browser and select the Overview tab. 

screenshot of EasyWP dashboard

From here, you’ll see your temporary domain name listed under Domain. In order to manage your domain name, simply click on the Manage button (highlighted here in green). 

screenshot of EasyWP manage button

From the following list, now select the Domain on another registrar option. (Note that “domain name registrar” is just another way to say “domain name provider.”) Here you’ll type in or paste your registered domain name into the blank field:

screenshot for changing domain in EasyWP

Once you’ve entered your registered domain name, an ALIAS record gets generated for it. (In less-technical terms, this is what will allow users to be redirected to your website.) 

And, in order to “point” your registered domain name to EasyWP, you’ll need to save this ALIAS record. So, “copy” it (see below in green) and make sure you have it handy. You’ll need to use it in a few moments.   

Now open a new tab in your browser and type in the address of your domain registrar’s website, whichever one you used to register your domain name in the first place. 

Screenshot of typing your domain in EasyWP

Remember that in order to point your domain name to EasyWP, you’ll need to set the ALIAS record with your domain registrar/provider:

  1. Log in to the account of your respective domain registrar/provider. 
  2. Locate the DNS settings.
  3. Select the domain name you want to use with your EasyWP website and add the ALIAS record that you have copied from the EasyWP dashboard.
  4. Save the changes.

In order to check that your domain name is pointing to EasyWP, navigate back to EasyWP in your browser. Depending on your domain registrar, this setup process (aka domain propagation) can take some time so feel free to check back later on regarding the status.

Confirm domain is pointing to EasyWP

If everything is successful, you’ll then be able to click on the Change button. 

Confirm changes button

And voilà, your domain name registered with another provider is now with your EasyWP website. 

Why EasyWP Is the Right Choice

Whether you want to set up your first blog or an extensive website, an e-commerce shop or a detailed portfolio, the sky’s the limit with WordPress. And EasyWP is proud to make that sky accessible and affordable—for anyone who wants it.  

And as always, if you’re not satisfied with your current hosting provider’s service, how fast the loading times are, or even the monthly price, EasyWP also offers free hosting migration

Meaning, you can transfer any existing WordPress website of yours, to us, at no additional cost. With 3X faster speeds, 99.99% uptime, and now the support of any registered domain name, EasyWP is a WordPress Hosting win-win. 

What do you enjoy most about EasyWP? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment box below! 

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Erin Huebscher

As a born-and-bred American who now resides in Germany, Erin brings her love of digital storytelling to Namecheap. With nearly 10 years of international copywriting experience from her time in Stockholm, Sweden, and an MA in Creative Writing, she has a penchant for all things fashion, film, food, and travel. More articles written by Erin.

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