How to Point DNS from NameCheap to Hostgator

Every month I give Namecheap and Hostgator discount coupon. Reason I suggest buying domain from Namecheap or Godaddy is it’s cheap and more over if something goes wrong with your hosting, you will not lose control of your domain. ( read: How to buy domain name from Namecheap)

When you register with Hostgator they give you name server which you need to change in your Domain settings so that it can point towards Hostgator.

To get started with this get Name server from Hostgator. They sent it in the Hostgator detail Email or login to Hostgator cPanel and on the left hand side bottom, you will get your Name server which you need to change in your Domain settings. In this example I’m using Namecheap.

Name Server from Hostgator


Now login to your Namecheap account and click on domain name and on the left hand side you will see an option to change DNS. Notice the images here that will give you better idea:


Now on the left hand side click on Transfer DNS to webhost


Now add the Name server which you got from Hostgator and click on Save settings.


That’s it and within couple of hours your domain will be pointed towards Hostgator. This guide will be very useful for beginners who is planning to start their own blog or website. You also like to read : Video tutorial on Installing WordPress on hostgator.

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7 comments… add one

  • Ravi October 7, 2010, 4:07 pm

    In the above tutorial, at the place where we have to update the DNS server details, do we have to update both the server details or only one because the image above shows same server details at and ( ), whereas name server details from hostgator shows two server details viz. and ns2388.hostgator,com. Please clarify the confusion.

    • Wordpress Webhosting discount October 7, 2010, 4:09 pm

      Hey Ravi
      You need to update both the name server

      ns1 & ns2 would be

      • Ravi October 7, 2010, 4:17 pm

        Thanks for the instant reply. That’s great professionalism! I appreciate it.

        • Wordpress Webhosting discount October 7, 2010, 4:18 pm

          You welcome Ravi and thanks for dropping by and for followup comment :)

  • azie December 12, 2010, 11:01 pm

    Hii.. can you please guide us on how to install park domain or in other word how to do adsense for domain by using hostgator.

  • Azie April 17, 2011, 8:39 pm

    Thank you for your guidance!!


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