How To Change Nameservers In Hostgator

Last Updated on October 29, 2021

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After you register your domain name with Hostgator and you have purchased your hosting with Hostgator or another hosting provider you now need to change your nameservers with Hostgator.

Whether your needing to point your Hostgator nameservers with a Hostgator hosting plan you have already purchased or change your Hostgator nameservers to nameservers from another hosting provider this step-by-step tutorial on how to change nameservers in Hostgator will be perfect for you.


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Video Tutorial: How To Change Nameservers In Hostgator cPanel

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How To Change Nameservers In Hostgator cPanel

To start our how to change nameservers in Hostgator tutorial you want to log in to your Hostgator customer portal.


Once you are logged in you will see the domains tab towards the top of the page. Click the domains tab.


You now want to select the domain name, so you continue changing your Hostgator nameservers.


Once you have selected your domain name, you will see your Hostgator nameservers listed with a change link under them. Click the change link to continue changing your nameservers in Hostgator.


You will now see two options to change Hostgator nameservers. The first option you will see automatically point my domain to my hosting account and a tab where you can select your Hostgator hosting account.

If you are trying to change your Hostgator nameservers with a Hostgator hosting plan you have purchased you want to choose this option.

The second option is if you purchased your hosting package from another hosting provider like Bluehost or Siteground, you’d want to select the manually set my nameservers option.

Login to your hosting provider and get your nameservers from them and enter them in where you see the nameserver 1 and nameserver 2 options.

Next, click the save nameservers button to complete the Hostgator nameservers change.


You have successfully changed your nameservers in Hostgator.

Keep in mind it can take up to 48 hours for your nameservers to fully propagate. So if you don’t see your domain name loading or your site admin login not working don’t worry.

Just keep checking. From my experience, this usually takes about an hour or two, but it could take up to 48 hours.

Check out our post on how to find your Hostgator nameservers.

Check out our post on how to add an addon domain in Hostgator.

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