How To Point NameCheap Domain To HostGator (Quick)

I’m assuming that you’ve just bought a domain name from NameCheap. If you’re hosting with HostGator, Then It’s time to point NameCheap domain to HostGator.

NameCheap and HostGator have been amazing providers over the past years. I’ve seen many positive feedbacks of both companies. So I would say you’ve just taken a smart decision chossing both to serve your website.

While you still can grab domain name and web hosting from the same company, This is something I won’t recommend. It’s always wise not to put all the eggs on the same basket.

In this article, I will show you in details how to point NameCheap domain to HostGator. I will further elaborate the steps with screenshots to make it easier for you.

First; Get HostGator Web Hosting

Before going any further here: If you’ve already signed up for HostGator web hosting, You can just skip this step and proceed to connect NameCheap domain with HostGator.

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Once you’ve completed the sign-up process. It will be the perfect timing to point NameCheap domain to HostGator. And start using your website.

How to Find HostGator Nameservers?

Now, you will need to find HostGator nameservers first. Once there, We can use these nameservers in NameCheap panel to point the domain accordingly.

Let’s find HostGator nameservers below:

  • Find HostGator’s welcome email.
  • Login to HostGator cPanel (http://yourdomain.com/cpanel).
  • On the right-side menu, Check General Settings.
  • You will find two NameServers (Primary & Secondary).

Furthermore, Here is a detailed video in steps on how to find HostGator Nameservers:

Now that you’ve got your HostGator Nameservers, It’s time to move forward. In the steps below, I will show you where to put these nameservers to get your domain pointed correctly.

Change Nameservers NameCheap:

This step to change nameservers NameCheap is important. Please stay focused and follow the steps below. Now, we’re connecting our NameCheap domain to your HostGator hosting account.

  • Login to NameCheap.
  • On the right-side menu, Click “Domain List“.
  • Choose the domain name and click “Manage“.
  • On “Nameservers” section, Select “Custom DNS“.
  • There, Put in your HostGator Nameservers & hit save.

The following screenshot should be very helpful to update NameCheap advanced DNS:

Connect NameCheap domain to HostGator

Now, Your NameCheap domain name and HostGator web hosting should have been synced together. Please be noted that the DNS propagation may take a few hours to work properly.

At this stage, Your patience is appreciated!

How To Add Addon Domain To Hostgator:

Well, The above steps are perfect if this domain is your HostGator’s main domain. I mean the domain you used to signup for a HostGator web hosting account.

Great. But How do I add a domain to my HostGator account?

Have you got a new domain & want to host it on your HostGator’s account as an addon domain? Then, the following steps should be the ultimate solution for you.

The above steps will help you find HostGator Nameservers for addon domains. I will show you how to host additional domain names on your current HostGator account. These additional domains will be called Addon Domains.

Let’s see how to use Addon Domains:

  • Login to HostGator cPanel (http://yourdomain.com/cpanel).
  • In Popular Links section, Click on “Addon Domains“.
  • In New Domain Name field, Enter your domain name.
  • The other fields will be filled automatically.
  • Click “Add Domain“.

Now, You should have got your additional domain added as an addon domain. Please note that you still need to point that additional domain to HostGator using Nameservers as shown above.

Point NameCheap Domain to HostGator:

Yes, It was as easy as that. In the steps above, I’ve shown you How to point NameCheap domain to HostGator. I also elaborated the steps on How to add Addon Domain to HostGator.

Please be noted that the DNS propagation may take a few hours to complete. This means that changing nameservers is not being processed instantly. A short delay is happening to propagate on servers worldwide.

After this short propagation period, You should be able to access your website from anywhere in the world. Here, You can start using your website and make changes.

Let me know in comments below shall you require further assistance on how to point NameCheap domain to HostGator. I’m here to help you getting it don just the right way. Don’t forget to share this article with everyone on social media.

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