Can I use my domain name with Shopify? I'm thinking about using Shopify to set up an online store, but I already have a domain name. Can I use my domain name with Shopify, or do I need to use a Shopify-provided domain?
Yes, you can use your domain name with Shopify. Here are some things you should know:
Buying a Domain: Shopify makes it incredibly easy to connect a domain you already own or buy a new domain. With a few clicks, you can direct your domain name to your Shopify store. All you need to do is add the domain to your Shopify store, configure the settings and the domain will be ready for you to start using.
Setting up a Domain: Once you have chosen the domain, you need to point it to your Shopify store. This is no different from connecting other website hosting companies with a domain. You just need to change the nameservers and add an 'A record' in your domain registrar's account. If you need more help with that, you can check out Shopify's step-by-step tutorial for setting up a domain.
Securing Your Store: To protect your store and customers, you should use SSL to secure traffic to and from your store. Tosecurity level, you can add an SSL Certificate. Shopify has made it easy to install an SSL Certificate. You just need to add the certificate and install it on your store.
For more information, please see Shopify's guide on connecting a domain to your store.