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.
Once you’ve registered your domain name on Godaddy and brought Hostgator web hosting, you need to link it together. If you don’t have a Hostgator hosting, then read my review and buy it now. And don’t forget to use my coupon code PASSIVE25OFF to get 25% discount.
Today, I’ll share a detailed tutorial on how to Link Godaddy Domain Name with Hostgator Hosting.
First you need to have;
How to Link Godaddy Domain Name with Hostgator Hosting
Step 1: Find the Hostgator Name Servers
A Name Server is a specialized thing on the internet that handles all queries and points the location of a domain name. As Godaddy doesn’t host your website contents and files, you need to point your name servers to Hostgator server.
You’ll get your Hostgator Name Server details through an email on buying Hostgator web hosting. You can also find your Name Servers on Hostgator Control Panel (cPanel); Once you’ve logged in to your cPanel, scroll down to end and there you’ll find your Name Servers. Usually your Name Servers looks like this; ns3574.hostgator.com and ns3575.hostgator.com. See the below image for more reference.
Step 2: Login to Godday account and enter Name Servers:
Now Login to your Godday account and Click on Domain Management and select your Domain. Now click on Nameservers and set nameservers.Now a Popup with Nameserver Settings page will open-up. Now select Custom and Enter Hostgator Nameservers. Then Click Save. See the below screenshot.
Step 3: Add Domain On HostGator:
After you’ve configured your name servers properly, Go back to Hostgator cPanel. Click on Addon Domians 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.
You’ll get a message saying that your domain has been added. Done. You’ve successfully Linked Godaddy Domain Name with Hostgator Web Hosting.
It might take some time to your Name Servers to propagate. Sometimes it might take more than 48 hours to access your site.
This is how you can easily Link Godaddy Domain Name with Hostgator Hosting. If you’ve any doubts, feel free to contact me.