Before you can install your Premium Dropshipping Stores you need a domain name and web hosting.

A Domain Name

Alidropship doesn't sell domain names, but there are many domain name registrars out there. We recommend using GoDaddy or NameCheap:

Consider buying a domain name that is relevant to your business and niche. More about domain names and domain name registrars can be found in this article.

Web Hosting

The domain name you've purchased needs to be connected with your web hosting. As with domain name registrars, there are many web hosting providers. You can use any web hosting you like as long as it meets these requirements

If you don't want to spend time figuring out your PHP version and learning what 'IonCube Guard Loader' is, Alidropship offers web hosting that is already optizimed for your Ready Store. And it's affordable:

Point The Domain Name To Your Web Hosting

Now that you have a domain name and web hosting let's connect the two. When you bought the web hosting, you most likely received a letter containing your nameservers information: 

We need these nameservers to point your domain name to the web hosting. The process of pointing is similar across many domain name registrars so let's take NameCheap as an example.

Step 1. Go to the Dashboard, select the domain you want to change nameservers for and click 'Manage':

Step 2. Under 'Nameservers' select 'Custom DNS':

Step 3. Type in the nameservers from the letter and click 'Save':

Wait for the propagation to finish. It may take up to 48 hours.

Pre-Installation

Step 1. To install a Ready Store we need to access your cPanel. There are two most common ways to do it:

In the search bar type in your domain name followed by /cpanel:

In the search bar type in your domain name followed by :2083:

Step 2. cPanel will open and ask you to log in. The username and password are usually given to you by your web hosting provider:

Step 3. Once you're logged in, go to 'MySQL® Databases':

Now you're all set to install your Store.

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