How to add a new domain to hostgator?

by Aika7
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I'm using namecheap for domains and hostgator for hosting (baby plan). I bought my second domain today and changed DNS to hostgator servers at namecheap.com.

My new domain however doesn't appear on my hostgator account? What could be the problem?
#add #domain #hostgator
  • Profile picture of the author KuhNoodle
    You have to manually go through the addon domain process. There is something that should display in the domain section of your cpanel. It will say addon domain. That's what you're looking for.
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    • Profile picture of the author Aika7
      what do I type in:

      Subdomain/FTP Username and Document Root?

      Do I have to create a new account?

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  • Profile picture of the author KuhNoodle
    If you type in the new domain name that you registered in that field that says "new domain name" a lot of the other fields with auto populate. Just create the password and you're finished. Make sure you have your nameservers pointed to your host and that is it.
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  • Profile picture of the author dylan4f
    just type your new domain without http://www. and fields below will be filled automatically..after that choose your password and click ADD DOMAIN

    After this you will see it in your list of domains in your hostgator account
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    • Profile picture of the author Gonzosan
      Also it can take a few hours for it to show up if I remember correctly. If all your settings are correct just wait till the end of the day. If it's still not showing up then get in contact with Hostgator/namecheap. Good luck.
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      • Profile picture of the author KuhNoodle
        Originally Posted by Gonzosan View Post

        Also it can take a few hours for it to show up if I remember correctly. If all your settings are correct just wait till the end of the day. If it's still not showing up then get in contact with Hostgator/namecheap. Good luck.
        It takes seconds for this stuff to take effect. If it does not appear to be working in 5 minutes clear your cache, and check to make sure you did what I said. It's straight forward though. I do this every day constantly, so if you need some direct help let me know and I'll pm you my email address.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeff Sommers
        Originally Posted by Gonzosan View Post

        Also it can take a few hours for it to show up if I remember correctly. If all your settings are correct just wait till the end of the day. If it's still not showing up then get in contact with Hostgator/namecheap. Good luck.
        When I am setting up .coms it all happens very quickly. I can register a domain, change the DNS and add the account to Hostgator. Then install Wordpress in less than 1 hour.
        Once you have done it a few times you become faster. Word of warning if you are installing Wordpress. Do not have admin as you username. Sites using this are too easily hacked
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        • Profile picture of the author KuhNoodle
          Originally Posted by Jeff Sommers View Post

          When I am setting up .coms it all happens very quickly. I can register a domain, change the DNS and add the account to Hostgator. Then install Wordpress in less than 1 hour.
          Once you have done it a few times you become faster. Word of warning if you are installing Wordpress. Do not have admin as you username. Sites using this are too easily hacked

          And what are you basing having your username as Admin being a higher chance of being hacked.... I doubt there is anything that can justify that.
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          • Profile picture of the author salegurus
            Originally Posted by KuhNoodle View Post

            And what are you basing having your username as Admin being a higher chance of being hacked.... I doubt there is anything that can justify that.
            Like Sal pointed out and because that's the first UName a hacker will try :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author micksss
    Install a plugin like Simple Login Lockdown to to prevent brute force login attemps on your WordPress account.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by KuhNoodle View Post

      And what are you basing having your username as Admin being a higher chance of being hacked.... I doubt there is anything that can justify that.
      Uh, known fact?

      Change your WordPress admin Username
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Just type in the domain and a password, the rest will autopopulate. Are you sure you can have another domain on the baby plan? I thought that was just for one domain, but I may be wrong. It it is, you will have to upgrade the plan to the next level.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Here's a video I recorded that will show you exactly how to do that -- add a Namecheap domain name to your Hostgator account. It's easy to do.

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  • Profile picture of the author mohsinmallik
    Just came across Adding Domain to Hostgator Hosting | Roulette Training this webpage. It shows a very simple 2 step process of adding domains. You can have a look too.
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