How To Point Namecheap Domain To HostGator
Namecheap is very popular for its cheap domain names, and HostGator is famous for its affordable web hosting services.
#1 Find HostGator Nameservers
Login to your HostGator cPanel. You can find your cPanel login by visiting http://yourdomain.com/cpanel. If it doesn’t work, check welcome email sent by HostGator. You will see the login details there.
After logging to the cPanel, check the “General Information” section on the right-hand side.
Usually your Name Servers looks like this; ns3574.hostgator.com and ns3575.hostgator.com.
#2: Change Namecheap Nameservers [DNS]
Login to Namecheap and go to “Domain List”. The click on “Manage” button.
Scroll down to “Nameservers” section and select “Custom DNS”.
Then enter the primary and secondary nameservers of HostGator and click on the tick mark (green color) to save your settings.
Your Namecheap domain name servers are now pointed to HostGator hosting. However, DNS update might take few hours.
#3: Add Namecheap Domain to 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 you need to add the domain name to HostGator.
Login to your HostGator cPanel again and click on “Addon Domains” from “POPULAR LINKS” section.
On the next page, enter your domain name on “New Domain Name” field and other fields will be filled automatically. Then just click on “Add Domain”.