How to change domain for a WordPress site created with EasyWP

To create your WordPress website, EasyWP lets you use a free temporary domain name or your real domain name.

If you would like to change the domain name for your existing EasyWP website, you’ll find instructions on the following:

Changing the domain name for a third-party domain

Changing the domain name for a Namecheap-registered domain name

1. Within your EasyWP dashboard, choose the current domain name and click the Manage button next to it:

2. Select the Domain on another registrar option and paste the domain name into the required field:

After choosing a domain name, the ALIAS record will be generated for it. Copy the generated ALIAS and create the corresponding record on the side of the domain registrar:

PLEASE NOTE: After the ALIAS record has been copied and added to the host records, it can take up to 24 hours to take effect for the domain.

You can check if the propagation completed successfully clicking on the Check Domain button.

If the domain is already pointed to EasyWP, you will see the next record:

Feel free to proceed with the domain change by clicking on the Change button:

Not all domain registrars support ALIAS records. Another option to change the EasyWP domain name to an external one would be to set up FreeDNS. For more information, feel free to refer to this guide.

NOTE 1: If you set up FreeDNS for your domain name, the ALIAS record should be added to the DNS records as well. Please follow these steps to add the ALIAS record in the Namecheap account.

NOTE 2: In case your domain is pointed to PremiumDNS, the domain will be available in the Domain on Namecheap drop-down menu. 

Changing the domain name for a Namecheap-registered domain name

Choose the current domain name from the EasyWP Dashboard and click the Manage button next to it:

Click on the Domain on Namecheap option and choose the domain name from the drop-down menu. Once you’ve done this, click the Change button to apply the changes to your website:

PLEASE NOTE: The domain should be pointed to our BasicDNS, PremiumDNS or FreeDNS.

No files or settings will be deleted. The new domain name will display the content of the old domain name, and the site/home URL will change automatically.

3. On the next page, click Confirm:

4. Wait for the system to make the changes and check the Current Domain section to see the new domain name.

PLEASE NOTE: The domain name should not be changed via the database since it will cause website corruption.

Congrats! Now you know how to change the domain name for your EasyWP website.

That's it!

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