How do I point my domain to my Squarespace website (in cPanel)?

If you would like to use the Squarespace service along with the hosting package you have with Namecheap, it is necessary to configure several DNS records in cPanel in order to make it work:

  • CNAME record for a www subdomain pointing to ext-cust.squarespace.com
  • CNAME record pointing to verify.squarespace.com
  • Four A records pointing your domain to Squarespace servers:
198.185.159.144
198.185.159.145
198.49.23.144
198.49.23.145


In order to configure these DNS records, you will need to perform the following steps:

for cPanel paper_lantern theme
for cPanel x3 theme



for cPanel paper_lantern theme:

1. Log into your cPanel, navigate to Domains section and select Advanced Zone Editor menu:



2. In the new window, select the domain you wish to set up Squarespace for.

3. Below are the exact settings for each DNS record that should be added:


  • CNAME record for a www subdomain pointing to ext-cust.squarespace.com
Most likely, you already have a CNAME record for the www subdomain. In this case, find it in the Advanced DNS zone editor and press the Edit button next to this record.

After this, replace any value you have in the CNAME field with ext-cust.squarespace.com. This way, CNAME record settings should be:

Name: www.yourdomain.com
TTL: 1200
Type:
CNAME
CNAME:
ext-cust.squarespace.com



In order to create a record with parameters you specified, click Add Record.


  • CNAME record pointing to verify.squarespace.com
This record is needed only in case you have not verified your domain ownership at Squarespace yet.

NAME: enter a unique verification code which can be found in the first line of your Domains panel in your Squarespace account, appearing directly below the Host column. This unique code is a random string of numbers and letters.
TTL: 1200
Type:
CNAME
CNAME: verify.squarespace.com




  • Four A records that will point your domain to Squarespace servers
To begin with you need to change the existing A record for your domain name. Hit Edit and enter 198.185.159.144 IP in Address field:



Then you need to add three records more using Add a Record section. Below are listed the settings for each A record, one by one:

Name: yourdomain.com
TTL: 1200
Type: A
Address: 198.185.159.145

Name: yourdomain.com
TTL: 1200
Type: A
Address: 198.49.23.144

Name: yourdomain.com
TTL: 1200
Type: A
Address: 198.49.23.145



Once these records are added, your domain is successfully configured for using Squarespace. Wait for 24 hours for the DNS records to propagate and feel free to use your domain.




for cPanel x3 theme:

1. Log into your cPanel, navigate to the Domains section and select the Advanced DNS zone editor menu:



2. In the new window, select the domain you wish to set up Squarespace for.

3. Below are the exact settings for each DNS record that should be added:

  • CNAME record for a www subdomain pointing to ext-cust.squarespace.com

Most likely, you already have a CNAME record for the www subdomain. In this case, find it in the Advanced DNS zone editor and press the Edit button next to this record.

After this, replace any value you have in the CNAME field with ext-cust.squarespace.com. This way, CNAME record settings should be:

Name: www.yourdomain.com
TTL: 1200
Type:
CNAME
CNAME:
ext-cust.squarespace.com



In order to create a record with parameters you specified, click Add Record.

  • CNAME record pointing to verify.squarespace.com
This record is needed only in case you have not verified your domain ownership at Squarespace yet.

NAME: enter a unique verification code which can be found in the first line of your Domains panel in your Squarespace account, appearing directly below the Host column. This unique code is a random string of numbers and letters.
TTL: 1200
Type:
CNAME
CNAME: verify.squarespace.com



  • Four A records that will point your domain to Squarespace servers
To begin with you need to change the existing A record for your domain name. Hit Edit and enter 198.185.159.144 IP in Address field:



Then you need to add three records more using Add a Record section. Below are listed the settings for each A record, one by one:

Name: yourdomain.com
TTL: 1200
Type: A
Address: 198.185.159.145

Name: yourdomain.com
TTL: 1200
Type: A
Address: 198.49.23.144

Name: yourdomain.com
TTL: 1200
Type: A
Address: 198.49.23.145



Once these records are added, your domain is successfully configured for using Squarespace. Wait for 24 hours for the DNS records to propagate and feel free to use your domain.

That's it!

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