I am at the screen above when adding SSL certificates for my domain in Namecheap, but I am completely lost on what to do next. I think it is saying to get a CNAME record, but there is no explicit record provided when clicking Get Record. What are the steps I can do next after this screen to install my SSL certificate?
Okay, first do what it says: click on
Edit methods ->
You need to copy the value of the
Host field and go to
Domain list -> Select your domain and click
Advanced DNS ->
ADD NEW RECORD -> Select
CNAME RECORD -> Paste the value of
Host that you just copied on the
Host field of the CNAME Record. Now, copy the
Target field's value to the
Value field in the CNAME Record.
IMPORTANT: When you paste the
Host value in the CNAME Record remove the
.yourdomain.whatever from the end of the field. And that's the important bit here, if you don't remove it, it won't work. Save your changes.
Note: Some DNS systems(Namecheap system as well) have such peculiarity that they add domain name automatically to the values submitted during record creation.
More information can be found here.
You can then check that your CNAME Record was added by using that website linked by them
mxtoolbox.com/.... When you check the record, don't remove the
.yourdomain.whatever part of the