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I am renting a VPS and with 1 dedicated IP and I don't know how to add a domain. I have my domain registered with namecheap. I know how to create nameservers on namecheap but I don't know what the IP should be, should it be my main IP. So how can I get my domain linked to my VPS.

Any help would be much appreciated. Also, I have openPanel installed as a control panel. It's ok, but I feel it's lacking in a lot of departments. Are there any other free control panels that are good for a newbie?

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One question per question, please. – womble Jul 31 '11 at 22:59
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If you know how to configure DNS then set an A-Record to your IP. Let's say for example  A

For this you have to know some things:

  • your IP bought with the VPS
  • the domain bought at namecheap

You then link them in your DNS configuration.

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