So you have bought a domain name from Namecheap? And if you didn’t buy it yet then read this post – How to Buy a Domain Name From Namecheap. Honestly speaking Namecheap is one of the cheapest domain name providers and also they are best for domain registrars.
Before moving to the next step, I just wanted to tell you something important. And that is Namecheap is good for domain registration but they are not good for web hosting. And for that reason, I recommend you to buy host from popular web hosting platforms like HostGator or Bluehost.
And yes you can connect Namecheap domain to HostGator by following my steps. And it’s an easy task for you. Here is good news for you that is HostGator recently provide an offer for everyone. Check this post and check pricing at first: HostGator Flash Sale Offer 2017 – Flat 77% OFF. And this is the best time for you to connect Namecheap domain to HostGator. You can save huge money this time by signing up for HostGator.
Now I will show you how to connect Namecheap domain to HostGator hosting platform. Read below.
How to Connect Namecheap Domain to HostGator?
Step 1: Buy Hosting From HostGator
Click on this button and it will redirect you to the special offer page.
As I told you earlier HostGator recently reveal a big discount offer. HostGator have 3 different kinds of the shared hosting plan – Hatchling, Baby and Business plan. In Hatchling plan you can run only one site and in the Baby plan, you can run unlimited sites at a time. And I personally recommend you to go with the Baby plan.
Step 2: Get Your HostGator Nameservers
Nameserver is one of the most important things and that is owned by a web hosting company. And you can connect your domain name to the web host through this Nameservers.
Now at first, you have to log into your cPanel. And your cPanel login URL will be –http://yourdomainname.com/cpanel. You can find your nameservers on the bottom left. Don’t close this tab until you set up the Nameservers to Namecheap.
Step 3: Set up Your HostGator Nameservers on Namecheap
At first login to your Namecheap account. Then scroll down and simply click on the “Manage” button.
And now scroll down and go to the “Nameservers” options and then select “Custom DNS”. Now all you need to do is to copy HostGators Nameservers and paste it to Namecheap’s “Nameserver 1 and Nameserver 2” and then click on the blue “Tick” button.
Step 4: Add Your Namecheap Domain to HostGator
Finally, your Namecheap domain connected to Hostgator web hosting. It will take some time for the setup. And you don’t need to add it again because already you have entered the domain name for signing up a process. So you can skip those options without any hesitation. If you have still any kind of confusion than at first login to your cPanel then click on the “Addon Domains” button.
And now enter domain name then create a strong password. Then simply click on the “Add Domain” button.
Finally, you’re done. If you’re still having any confusion, simply comment and tell your problem to us. We will reply to you as soon as possible. Thanks for reading. Help us by sharing our post.