How to Connect Godaddy Domain Name to Hostgator – 2020 (Install WordPress & SSL)
In this Blog I’m gonna be showing you how to connect your GoDaddy domain name with your Hostgator account So basically if you’ve recently got your domain from GoDaddy But you didn’t get hosting there and you’ve got hosting somewhere else For example, you got it at Hostgator Then I’m going to show you how to connect the two together so you can start creating your WordPress website as quick as possible right, so we’re gonna jump right into the tutorial and Essentially, what we want to do is we want to log into our GoDaddy account and you also want to log into our Hostgator account So you can click on customer login and then click on portal login so you can also log in from the cPanel directly with the Details, they actually sent you through your email, but I’m gonna be showing you this way as well. So we’re gonna log in here and What we’re going to do here with GoDaddy is we want to scroll down, right?
To see all our domain names. So I’ve got quite a few domain names So you guys probably don’t have as many so we’re gonna select this one here. Okay So this one is the webdemo123.site and then here we need to hover over DNS and then we need to click it ok, so now what we need to do is we need to go over to Hostgator and we want to go to our cPanel so we can click on hosting here and Then what we can do is click on cPanel Alright, so this is gonna take out take us to the cPanel where we’re going to copy the name server So copy the primary name server on the right copy that T clipboard come to your domain manager here So DNS management, sometimes the UI might change the user interface So what you need to do is to navigate to the name service section.
Alright, so you can click on change here and Then what we need to do is just to click on I’ll enter my own paste it over here and Then come back over here and paste in the secondary one, right and then paste it again and then click on save Right. So once that is saved then what we need to do is we need to go back to our cPanel to install WordPress So what we need to do first is we need to add on the domain. Alright, so scroll down to domains and you can click on add on means and Then what we need to do is add in the domain name. So in this case it is the Webdemo123, I’m just gonna copy it from here. Okay Or you can just type it in just like that. Okay without the HTTP and Then just click on the outside here, right? And then you can click on add-on domain Alright, so that has been added now we can install WordPress so can click back here to the cPanel area Alright, and then we can click on WordPress installer So if you don’t see that because sometimes they do change it.
Try to look for the WordPress installer for in this case It’s up here. So just click into it and Then what we need to do is we need to select the domain for installation So here we’re gonna select the domain which is this one over here for the directory. Leave it empty. Click on next So here I’m just gonna type in blog title as test. You can change it later So for the username, I’m just gonna put in my username first name last name and Then also make sure you put in your correct email address Okay, because they’ll also send you the details there and if you forgot your details, for example your password, they’ll send it here so click over here and then click on install and That’s gonna install onto the new domain right and then I’ll show you how to log in alright, so sometimes that does take maybe 15-20 minutes for that to actually set up on the back end right so sometimes you need to wait so what I’m gonna do is just copy over the password to my clipboard first and Then I’m gonna click on login Ok, so as you can see it’s not up yet So I’m gonna take a break and then come back and show you how to login. Ok So after 20 minutes now, it’s finally ready.
So I’m going to put in my username and Also the password that you copied before So they should also send you a mail right to your email that you set in before with the password in case you forget So I’m going to click on this one ok, so this is your dashboard your WordPress dashboard and this is only What you can right so what your customers see or your visitors see then this is the homepage, right? So I’m going to show you just to configure some basic settings To get you sort of up and running first before you follow any sort of tutorial because I think it’s really really important. So The most important thing is to ensure that your website is secure So as you can see on the top left here It says not secure and this is not good because when someone comes to your website and says that then they don’t trust it Right. So to fix that what we need to do is We need to go to your Hostgator control panel area Okay, so you can type in SSL here and you can click on SSL Certificates Right.
So this is basically just going to navigate you to the Sort of the dashboard area for Hostgator so that you can check if the SSL has been installed on your domain So this is the new domain that I just added in Okay, so if it says pending then it should be good to go Right, if it’s not it says like attention or something error or anything like that then what you need to do is contact the support here the live chat and tell them that you recently added a new domain and You would like them to activate the let’s encrypt SSL on to that specific domain Okay that’s gonna take about 5-10 minutes to get that done now once when that is done and that is active then What you need to do is go back to your website over here. Alright, and then we can go to plugins over here and Here they actually have a lot of pre-installed Things with Hostgator. I don’t personally don’t really like it So I just want to sort of deactivate all of them for now, right because there’s just so much clutter everywhere You can reactivate it later when you need it.
All right. So what we’re gonna do is click on add new and We’re going to search for a plug-in. So this one’s gonna be called Really simple, but SSL. Yep, and Then what we’re gonna do is we’re going to install it so this one with four million active installs click on install and then we’re going to activate ok, so Make sure that it does say that is pending over here. Alright, and then it should have this message over here, right? so make sure you know your password you can actually let’s go over the users and You can change your password so over here, alright, we can click on edit for your profile name and Here we can scroll down to the bottom and here generate password and then you can generate just a new password Ok, and then you can update your profile first, right? Because like the Hostgator they gave you one which was like super duper long So that’s not good here you can go ahead and activate SSL and Then that might probably log you out Ok, so let’s say if you want to log back into your WordPress dashboard, then it’s really important that you know this so I’m just gonna delete the URL. Ok, so let’s go to our home page, right? So this is the home page and to login right type in /wp – admin and click on enter Ok, so here we’re going to login So as you can see you should see the lock icon or the padlock here and that means your website is ready to go so the other thing that you want to do is you want to make sure you go to your settings and permalinks and Then you want to change your post name to This one over here, right? So it basically includes the page title within the URL Ok, so normally it doesn’t include that and it’s not good. Right?
So it’s not good for search engines, right? So I think that is pretty much it For this video now, you can essentially start, you know, following my tutorial or maybe you can for other people’s tutorial It doesn’t really matter I’ll leave the links to my tutorials in the description below and I’ll I’m gonna be creating the blog tutorial soon and also a new website tutorial as well as e-commerce tutorials and things like that, so That is pretty much it for this video and see you guys in the next video