How to: Use your domain with Shopify

This tutorial will show you how to Connect your domain name at your Shopify.

To point your domain name at Shopify, please complete the following steps:

How to Connect

  1. Log into your Hover account on the sign in page: https://www.hover.com/signinScreen_Shot_2017-08-23_at_2.03.45_PM.png
  2. From the Your Account menu, choose Domains.

    Screen_Shot_2017-07-04_at_3.26.45_PM.png

  3. Click on the domain you wish to connect to.

    Screen_Shot_2017-07-04_at_3.29.25_PM.png
  4. Ensure in the Nameservers section on the Overview page the name servers are pointed to ns1.hover.com and ns2.hover.com.

    PLEASE NOTE: changing your nameservers may disrupt any domain forwards or email hosting services.  If you are in doubt whether this applies to you, please contact customer service by email at help@hover.com, live chat down below in the chat window, or give us a call at 1-866-731-6556 Mon-Fri 8am-11pm, Sat-Sun 8am-8pm EST.

    If you need help editing your nameservers see: How to: Change your domain nameservers 

    Screen_Shot_2017-06-28_at_3.07.23_PM.png

  5. Next, up to the right, click the Connect tab.

    Screen_Shot_2017-06-28_at_3.03.21_PM.png

  6. It will list all the services, click Select on the one you wish to connect your domain to.

    Screen_Shot_2017-07-12_at_11.28.59_AM.png

  7. Follow the directions, enter your Shopify Store Name then click Connect.

    Screen_Shot_2017-07-12_at_11.29.47_AM.png

  8. Now your domain is connected and should look something like this.

    Screen_Shot_2017-07-28_at_1.39.32_PM.png

Your domain is now pointed at your Shopify hosting.  If you had to revert your name servers to the Hover default (ns1.hover.com and ns2.hover.com), please allow up to 24-48 hours for your new DNS settings to take effect.  If you were already using our name servers prior to this set up, please allow about 15 minutes for your new DNS settings to take effect. 

Was this article helpful?

Still need some help? Submit a Request.