How To Point A Domain Name At Ghost

The process for pointing a domain at Ghost will differ slightly for every provider. This article will document the steps to point a domain purchased at Namecheap to your DigitalOcean droplet running Ghost, but it should be very similar for most providers.

  1. Signup for a domain name over at Namecheap.
  2. Now you need to configure your domain to point to DigitalOcean. To do that, from the dashboard, click on 'Manage' next to your domain name.
  3. On the domain page, click on the 'Nameservers' dropdown, and change it from 'Namecheap Default' to 'Custom'
    Namecheap DNS Change
  4. Fill in the following 3 nameservers into the list that is provided.
  5. Click on the save button.
    Namecheap Save
  6. Next log into your DigitalOcean account.
  7. Once logged in, click on the 'Networking' link and then click on 'Domains.
    DigitalOcean - DNS
  8. Add in your domain and then select the droplet you want the domain to point to
    DigitalOcean - Add Domain
  9. Hit 'Create Record' and thats it!

Thats it! Again it may be different for your specific domain name registrar, but it should be a similar process. If you run into trouble, most of the big companies have 24/7 online chat support who can do it for you. Good luck! If you have any questions or need support we would be happy to assist you, leave a comment below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.