How to Point Namecheap Domain Name to Hostgator Hosting in 3 Minutes

Are you looking to point your Namecheap domain name to HostGator hosting quickly and easily? You’re in the right place! In this guide, I’ll walk you through the simple steps to link your domain from Namecheap to your hosting account on HostGator in just 3 minutes.

Before we begin, make sure you have the login credentials for both your Namecheap account (where your domain is registered) and your HostGator account (where your website is hosted). Once you have that information handy, follow these steps:

Step 1: Log in to Your Namecheap Account
Go to and log in to your account using your username and password. Once you’re logged in, you’ll see a list of your domains in the dashboard.

Step 2: Select the Domain You Want to Point to HostGator
Find the domain name that you want to link to your HostGator hosting account and click on it. This will take you to the domain management page.

Step 3: Update Nameservers
On the domain management page, look for the “Nameservers” section. By default, Namecheap uses its own nameservers. You’ll need to change them to HostGator’s nameservers.

HostGator’s nameservers are:

Replace the existing nameservers with HostGator’s nameservers and save the changes.

Step 4: Log in to Your HostGator Account
Now, log in to your HostGator cPanel account. You can access your cPanel by going to “” and entering your login credentials.

Step 5: Add Your Domain to HostGator
In your HostGator cPanel, look for the “Addon Domains” or “Domains” section. Click on it and then select “Addon Domains.”

Enter your domain name (the one you’re pointing from Namecheap) in the “New Domain Name” field. The “Subdomain” and “Document Root” fields will auto-populate. Create a strong password or use the Password Generator to secure your domain.

Click on “Add Domain” to complete the process. Your domain is now added to your HostGator hosting account.

Step 6: Wait for DNS Propagation
DNS propagation can take up to 24-48 hours to complete. During this time, your domain will start pointing to your HostGator hosting

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