Godaddy domain registrar is one of the prime location for buying domains and they offer many special discounts which appeals users to buy more domains from Godaddy. Though, when it comes to Hosting, I hardly recommend Godaddy, as for WordPress blog hosting, they are certainly not the best. There are many good Webhosting companies out there and my recommendation is Bluehost or Hostgator. In this guide, I will be sharing how you can point domain bought from Godaddy to Bluehost servers.
If you are new to Webhosting, here is quick tip: You can buy domain from any domain registrar and change your domain Name servers to point to your Webhosting. In simple word, your domain could be bought from anywhere and your Website could be hosted anywhere else
Changing Godaddy Name server to point to Bluehost Webhost
Though Bluehost offers one free domain when you purchase a hosting from them but if you have purchased a domain from Godaddy and using it to host on Bluehost, you need to change name server (NS) to point to Bluehost Name servers. Here are default NS of Bluehost:
Login to your Godaddy panel and click on All products > Domain > Domain management.
Here you will see the list of domain you have in your Godaddy account, select the domain for which you wish to change the Name server and click on Name server > Set name server at the top. (See screenshot below)
You will be seeing many options and select “I have a specific Name servers for my domain” Now simply change the name server of domain to Webhosting you wish to point to. In this example, I’m pointing to Bluehost, So I will be adding Ns1.Bluehost.com, NS2.Bluehost.com
That’s it and it will take few hours for your Name server to be updated and once your name server is properly propogated, you can go ahead and install WordPress and do other task on your Bluehost account.
To make your understanding better, here is a quick video tutorial on changing Godaddy Name server.
If you still have any question or facing problem to configure Godaddy domain to point to Bluehost or any other Webhosting company, feel free to let me know via comments.