So finally you have planned for having your own space in today’s online world & you have just bought a domain name and a new hosting package to start a blog or website service.
In case you have bought a domain name from Bigrock and new hosting package from HostGator then keep reading this article because in this post we will be discussing how to map Bigrock domain to HostGator hosting & the process are similar to other domain services as well.
Before jumping to the steps I want to let you know that Bigrock is basically known for dealing cheap domain name and HostGator is known for offering reliable hosting services with 24×7 customer support.
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Steps to Map Bigrock domain to HostGator-
Mapping Bigrock domain to HostGator is no rocket science & yes, you don’t have to get tensed about it. Just follow the simple steps as mentioned below-
#1 Login to your HostGator c-panel, scroll down to the bottom of the page, on the left sidebar there will be two nameservers like ns.xxxx.hostgator.com, They are the ones you need so copy them for later usage.
#2 Now in a new tab login to your Bigrock panel, view all orders and click on the domain you want to map.
#3 In the domain registration section click on the Nameservers link.
#4 Now you will see four active Bigrock name servers. Delete all the 4 name servers which are provided by Bigrock.
#5 Now paste the two HostGator nameserver, that you copied from HostGator c-panel & click on update Nameserver.
#6 That’s all the nameserver will be updated.
Adding a New domain to HostGator-
If you are using baby plan hosting package of HostGator hosting then you can add unlimited domain to your hosting as described below-
- In HostGator, c-panel scroll the page and find the domain section and click on the addon domain.
- On the next page, you have to fill some information like your domain name, FTP username & root directory. HostGator will suggest rest of them based on the domain you entered If you want you can type your own. After entering a strong password click on add domain button.
- Finally, you will get the success message that your addon domain & FTP account has been created. Now if you want to check your add-on details you can simply go to Modify Addon Domains.
Congratulation !! your website is all set now. It may take 24-48 hours of the name servers to propagate your domain name all over the world. After your domain is ready you can install WordPress or any blogging software & start blogging.
Once again congratulation & best of luck for your online journey 🙂
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