In my recent article, Installing WordPress on Bluehost, I mentioned how easy it is to setup WordPress on your BlueHost web hosting account. That was awesome to get started with your new website. But for non-techy users, How To Point GoDaddy domain to Bluehost?
Today, I will show you in details along with snapshots how to point Godaddy domain to BlueHost with few simple steps. So the situation now is as follows:
- You’e just purchased web hosting from BlueHost.
- You’ve installed WordPress on it.
- And you’re wondering how to point the domain name from Godaddy!
Well, It’s pretty simple and straight-forward. We will just need to update the nameservers fields in Godaddy control panel. Then, we might need to give it a few hours for DNS propagation.
Don’t worry! Your domain will still be with Godaddy. You will just use it for the BlueHost web hosting account. And it is the same way when adding addon domains to your hosting account.
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How To Host GoDaddy Domain on Bluehost?
In order to get started, You will need to login to your GoDaddy control panel with your username and password. And follow the following steps:
- Head to Domain Manager section.
- Choose The Domain you want to host on BlueHost
- Then, Click “Launch“
Here, You will be able to see the following screen for your domain name manager tool:
There, You will need to follow the steps below to complete the domain pointing:
- Under “Nameservers Section”, Click Manage.
- Set “Nameservers Type” as Custom.
- Change them to point to BlueHost nameservers.
The Default BlueHost Nameservers are as follows:
After completion, The final screen should look like this:
Now that you’ve completed the required steps, You will need to wait for up to a few hours in order for the changes to propagate globally. While waiting for it to be finished, you may spend the time installing WordPress or configuring BlueHost free SSL certificate.
Point GoDaddy Domain to Bluehost:
Yes! It was that easy to host Godaddy domain on BlueHost. Please be noted that the waiting period is the same whether for Godaddy, Namecheap, or any other domain registrar. Once the propagation completed, You should be able to start using your BlueHost web hosting account with your domain name just fine.
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