How to use the PremiumDNS and Hosting services simultaneously

PremiumDNS is our globally available DNS service which provides you with the 100% service level agreement for DNS resolution. Once you've ordered it and enabled it (requires to change the nameservers to premium ones), you can start configuring the DNS zone for your domain.

In order to connect your domain with the hosting service, you need to copy all DNS zone records for your domain from the hosting account (cPanel) to your Namecheap account. To do so, use the instructions for the cPanel paper_lantern theme or for cPanel x3 theme.


For the cPanel paper_lantern theme:

Step 1 – Find the hosting records to be copied

1. Log into your cPanel

2. Navigate to the Domains section and click on the Zone Editor option:





3. Click Manage next to the domain you would like to edit:





We are using a test domain nctest.info to show you how it works. Please select your own domain from the list and make adjustments depending on the domain selected.


4. You will see the list of DNS zone records you need to copy from cPanel to the Namecheap account:




There are 7 A records, 1 CNAME, 1 TXT and 1 SRV record to be set. Plus, you will need to create 1 more record: MX for a proper work of your webmail service (the number of records can be different for your domain, copy all the records from cPanel to Namecheap Dashboard).



Step 2 – Add DNS Records to the Namecheap account
 
1. Sign into your Namecheap account.

2. Select Domain List from the left sidebar and click on Manage next to your domain:





3. Make sure that PremiumDNS is enabled here:





4. Switch to Advanced DNS at the top of the page:





5. Find the Host records section and click on the Add New Record button (not able to edit Host Records?)

You can find out more details about each DNS record type in this article.

6. Create the same records as it's shown in your cPanel. At the end, you should have 11 new host records added:






Scroll down to the Mail Settings section and select Custom MX from the drop-down menu to create the last record:

Type: MX record
Host: @
Value: mail.yourdomain.com
Priority: 0
TTL: Automatic





7. Save All Changes in both sections. Normally, it takes 30 minutes for newly created host records to take effect.



For the cPanel x3 theme:


Step 1 – Find the hosting records to be copied

1. Log into your cPanel

2. Navigate to the Domains section and click on the Advanced DNS Zone Editor option:





3. Choose the domain you would like to edit from the drop-down menu:



We are using a test domain nctest.info to show you how it works. Please select your own domain from the list and make adjustments depending on the domain selected.

4. You will see the list of DNS zone records you need to copy from cPanel to the Namecheap account there:





Step 2 – Add DNS Records to the Namecheap account



That's it!


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