How to point the domain to Shopify (in cPanel)

Shopify offers a full set of e-commerce solutions that are essential to an online product platform. Here you’ll be provided with all the necessary tools and features that are required to create and operate your very own e-commerce website, through an exclusive website-building platform.

When you create an online store on Shopify, it is accessed via Shopify Domain. For example, if you’ve built a store with the nctest name, you can enter http://nctest.myshopify.com into a web browser and your website will then be displayed.

It’s also possible to make your online store accessible via a domain name that’s hosted with AbollyHost, in cPanel. To connect such a domain name to Shopify, you’ll need to do the following:

  • Set up the necessary records for your domain name and corresponding subdomain names in your cPanel account.
  • Add the domain name to your Shopify account.

1. First, log in to your cPanel account and locate the Zone Editor under the Domains menu:

For cPanel Basic Theme:

For cPanel Retro Theme:

2. Click Manage next to the domain name you wish to set up:

3. In this section, you will need to modify a few host records for your domain name, depending on a subdomain you would like to use for Shopify:

(a) To use yourdomain.tld and www.yourdomain.tld, the following host records should be edited:

  • A Record for yourdomain.tld should point to
  • CNAME Record for www.yourdomain.tld should be mapped to shops.myshopify.com

To edit a record click Edit >> enter the new value >> click Save Record:

(b) To use another subdomain name, like store.yourdomain.tld, you should add the following record to your existing records:

  • CNAME Record for store.yourdomain.tld should be mapped to shops.myshopify.com

To add a new record, click Add Record at the top of the record list >> choose CNAME record type >> enter required values >> click on Add Record:

Please note that it normally takes about 30 minutes for newly-created records to take effect.

Congrats! You’ve now pointed your domain name to Shopify.

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