Do you want to add a new domain to your Hostgator hosting account from the Cpanel? Do you want to start a new blog on the WordPress? If yes, then read the step-by-step guide to add additional domain to Hostgator web hosting account before installing WordPress.
How to Add Additional Domain to Hostgator Hosting?
Hostgator offers many hosting plans. The most popular hosting plan is baby plan, which offers unlimited bandwidth, unlimited storage and unlimited domains. So, if you have purchased this package or you already own a hosting package that allows multi-domain hosting, then you should keep reading this guide until the end.
In this how to guide, we will teach you, how you can host a 2nd domain or an additional domain to your Hostgator hosting.
Here are the steps to add additional domain to Hostgator hosting using add-on domains feature:
Step 1: Login to your official Hostgator Account (Cpanel Login).
Step 2: Now on the Right Side, Click on Websites > Domains > and then Add-on Domains.
Step 3: An Add-on Domains screen will be opened. Here, enter some details like:
- Add your Domain Name.
- Add your Sub Domain (Optional – you can also leave it blank).
- Select Document Root (ex: public_html/domain_name.com).
[Optional Step] You can also create an ftp account for this domain (the domain that you have just added). So click on the check box button to create an ftp account.
- Enter your ftp User Name.
- Enter Password and Re-enter it in the Password Again box.
Here you can use the password generator button to generate the strong or complicated password.
Step 4: Now, click on the Add Domain button.
You have successfully added an additional (add-on) domain to your Hostgator hosting account!
So using the Hostgator’s add-on feature, you can add more domains to your hosting account.
This tutorial will also work with any other web hosting companies, who offer standard cPanel.
Now what’s next?
You have successfully added the second domain to Hostgator hosting. So now, it’s the time to install WordPress. Click here and find out how to install WordPress on Hostgator.
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