In this tutorial we’re going to show you how to properly setup your domain if you have your domain with NameCheap. Please follow ALL these steps in order.
Step 1: Login
Firstly, you’re going to need to be logged in to Your NameCheap account.
Step 2: Domain List
Once logged in, navigate to ‘Domain List’ and hit ‘Manage’ on the domain name you want to map.
NOTE: You may only have 1
Step 3: Add CNAME record
Enter the following on the Add CNAME Record section exactly how you see it. Then add a URL Redirect that forwards to your site with www. in front.
NOTE: You can copy & paste this url apartment.wpengine.com
IMPORTANT: Make sure to set the URL Redirect to Permanent (301). DO NOT add https to the beginning of your domain name, make sure it is just http. If your settings look different to the image above you’ll get an error.
Step 4: Attach Your Domain To Your Site
Almost Done. Log into your Apartment Investor Pro account and scroll down till you see on the side menu ‘Tools’ hover over that and click on ‘Domain Mapping’.
Once you’re redirected add Your domain to the ‘Map new domain name’ Field.
What you’ll also want to do is click the Star icon under ‘Actions’ for the domain you just added. This will make it the primary domain. Otherwise, it will use your Apartment Investor Pro URL as the primary and will affect your sitemap. What does this mean? Well if you are concerned about SEO, it’ll make a difference because all of the URLs in your sitemap will show as your Apartment Investor Pro domain name if you don’t change your primary domain.
IMPORTANT: Include the ‘www’. You may not have any domain in the list above unlike the picture above. Whether you only have 1 or multiple, make sure to select ‘Directed to mapped (primary) domain’ for Your new domain.
Step 5: Request SSL Certificate
The last thing you’ll want to do is set up an SSL certificate. What is an SSL certificate? An SSL certificate makes your website more secure. It also puts the little “secure” lock icon in your web browser when you visit your site. Having an SSL certificate can help people to trust your website.
This last step however, you cannot do yourself. You’ll need to submit a request for an SSL Certificate to Apartment Investor Pro support. Once you have submitted the request, you can sit back and relax as our team sets up your SSL Certificate.
Once Completed you will receive a confirmation email letting you know the process has been completed.
If you run into any issues, feel free to contact support.