How to Add New Domain to HostGator Account?

All hostgator shared hosting plan comes with unlimited domains hosting facility except hatchling plan. Hatchling plan comes with only single domain hosting.

I have taken baby plan, so I can host unlimited domains on my hostgator account. As an affiliate, you always need to host more than one domain. So it’s better that you choose a plan with more than one domain hosting.

Register a New Domain

You obviously have to have a new domain registered to host it to your hostgator account. If you haven’t yet registered the new domain, then read this information carefully. You may end up saving few dollars if you follow this instruction.

Hostgator also have the facility to register the domain but hostgator charges $15 for new domain registration. That’s a bit higher compare to market prices. So I won’t recommend registering the domain through hostgator.

Register a domain either through Go Daddy or Name.com. I use name.com to register my new domains. It only costs $9. So you end up saving $6.

Set Up Name Servers

After you register the domain name, you need to change the name server entries for that domain. Set the name servers to your hostgator name servers. If you don’t know what’s your hostgator name servers, then just login to your account. You will get the name servers information at the bottom-left corner.

Hostgator name servers

HostGator Add Domain Video

If you don't like to read then watch this short video for instructions on how to add domain name to your HostGator account.

Add New Domain in HostGator cPanel

Now your domain name servers points to your hostgator account. Now it’s time to add new domain to your hostgator account. Login to your cpanel. Go to domain section. Click on Addon Domains.

Hostgator add domain

Enter your new domain name and ftp user name. Now you need to give document root. I prefer my document root to be outside of public_html folder. So I set my document root to /example.com or you can say /yourdomainname.com. Set up your passwords and click on “Add Domain!” button. That’s it.

You have just set up a new domain to your hostgator account

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