How to connect Godaddy Domain Name to Hostgator Hosting

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How to connect Godaddy Domain Name to Hostgator Hosting

Creating a Self-Hosted Blog/website is quite easy. All you need is, a domain name and a web host. And then you need to Link the domain and hosting together.

It’s better to go with a company which is famous for web hosting. HostGator is one of the most popular web hosting providers. It has already hosted 9,000,000 domains on its server.

Buying a domain name from GoDaddy and hosting it on HostGator is the best combination. In this post, I will show you how to point GoDaddy domain name to HostGator web hosting.

First you need to have;

Step 1: Find the Hostgator Name Servers

You can get your HostGator nameservers on your welcome email from HostGator. Or you can get it from cPanel.

Most of the time your cPanel Login link will be http://yourdomain.com/cpanel. Once you’ve logged in to HostGator Control Panel, you’ll find the nameservers in the right-hand sidebar under ‘General Information’.

Usually your Name Servers looks like this; ns3574.hostgator.com and ns3575.hostgator.com.

Step 2: Login to Godday account and enter Name Servers

Now login to your GoDaddy Account. Once logged in, click on “Manage DNS” from DOMAINS.

Godaddy manage DNS

Now a Popup with Nameserver Settings page will open-up. Now select “Enter my oen nameserver” then Enter Hostgator Nameservers.

Godaddy own name servers

Click on OK and your nameservers will be pointed to HostGator.

It will take some time for the nameservers to propagate.

Step 3: Add Domain On HostGator

If you entered the domain name while signing up for HostGator, you don’t need to add the domain to HostGator. It has already been added.

If not, read on.

Now go back to your HostGator cPanel. Click on ‘Addon Domains’ under Domains.

A new page will open-up. Fill the required field.

  • New Domain Name — add your domain name.
  • Subdomain/FTP Username — This filed will be created automatically, it’s better if you don’t change.
  • Document Root — This filed will also be created automatically, don’t change it.
  • Password — Enter a new password

Now click on Add Domain. See the below screenshot for more reference.

On the next page, you’ll get the message that your domain has been added.

That’s it. You are done. It may take some time to implement the changes. (Not more than 24 hours)

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