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How To Point Godaddy Domain To Bluehost Hosting

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Godaddy is the worlds leading top domain registrar today. Godaddy currently has an incredible 75 million domains under management.

Bluehost is currently one of the top web hosting providers powering over 2 million websites.
Choosing a domain name with Godaddy and going with web hosting with Bluehost is the way to go.

Pointing your Godaddy domain to Bluehost is quick and easy. In this post, I’m going to go over how to point Godaddy domain to Bluehost step by step.

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How To Point Domain Name From Godaddy To Bluehost Hosting

When you sign up for hosting with Bluehost, you receive one free domain name with your Bluehost web hosting purchase. Any other domain names that you’d like to have you have to purchase. It’s very common for most people to buy their domain names from a separate domain registrar company like Godaddy.

The most significant factor causing this is domain pricing. When purchasing an additional domain name from Bluehost, it will cost you $12 for a year and then another $12 for domain privacy for a year. I highly recommend you get domain privacy, so your private information isn’t out for telemarketers to bug you all day long.

The cost of getting a domain name with Godaddy is right around $12, and Godaddy charges an additional $8 for domain privacy for a year. Godaddy is just a little bit cheaper than Bluehost when purchasing your domain name and domain privacy together.

Let’s get started with this step-by-step guide on how to point domain name from Godaddy to Bluehost hosting.

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How To Point Godaddy Domain To Bluehost Hosting

When you purchase a domain name from a separate company than your web hosting, you will need to point your nameservers to the hosting company you are using which in this instance would be Bluehost.

Purchasing your web hosting from a hosting provider, you will find that your account will include nameservers.

Once you purchase your domain name, you will then need to change your nameservers to point to the web hosting provider you bought hosting from.

By following this step-by-step how to point Godaddy domain to Bluehost guide, you will have this completed in no time.

The first step in our how to point Godaddy domain to Bluehost is to point your Godaddy domain to Bluehost’s nameservers.

This is Bluehost’s nameservers:
ns1.bluehost.com
ns2.bluehost.com

You want to log in to Godaddy so you can update the nameservers to Bluehost’s nameservers as I listed above.

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Once you are logged into Godaddy, click on the ‘My Products’ page that can be found in the menu area, and then you will see a button that says ‘DNS’ over towards the right of the page. Click the ‘DNS’ button.

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You are now brought to a DNS Management page where you will be able to change your Godaddy domain nameservers to point to Bluehost.

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Scroll down till you see Nameservers. You’ll see the change button. Click this.

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Select the tab that says ‘Default’ right under choose your new nameserver type. Select ‘Custom.’

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Now you want to input Bluehost’s nameservers:
ns1.bluehost.com
ns2.bluehost.com

Hit the save button.

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That’s all there is to it! You have successfully pointed your domain from Godaddy to Bluehost.

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Some things to keep in mind after you point your Godaddy domain to Bluehost is it typically takes anywhere from 5 minutes to 48 hours for changes to reflect globally.

So be patient if you don’t see the changes made right after you change your nameservers from Godaddy to Bluehost. Most of the time within minutes to an hour or two you should see the changes take effect.

If you have any trouble or questions, let me know in the comments below, and I’ll help you. Godaddy has a great support team as well that is available 24/7.

Interested in starting a blog? Check out our step-by-step guide on how to start a WordPress blog with Bluehost.

Wanting to start and build a website? Check out our Bluehost website builder tutorial.

Haven’t set up and installed WordPress on Bluehost yet? Check out the guide!

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed my step-by-step guide on how to point Godaddy domain to Bluehost hosting.

Let us know in the comments below if you try them out! We would love to hear from you.

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How To Add Addon Domain In Bluehost

Adding a Bluehost addon domain is a quick and easy process. By following our step by step guide, you will learn how to add addon domain in Bluehost by using the Bluehost addon domain feature.

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How To Create Addon Domain in Bluehost

If you signed up with Bluehost and purchased Bluehost’s hosting plus or prime plan you can have an unlimited number of websites. Bluehost’s plans come with one free domain name so any additional sites you want to have you need to purchase an additional domain name from a domain registrar.

One of the most popular domain registrars today is Namecheap. With Namecheap, you can get a domain name for under $10 bucks. Plus, you’ll get free domain privacy for life.

You can, of course, purchase an additional domain name with Bluehost it will just cost you a little more. Between $10 to $12 bucks plus if you want domain privacy you’ll have to purchase Bluehost domain privacy which is another $10 to $15 bucks.

What Is An Addon Domain In Bluehost?

An addon domain in Bluehost is a fully working domain that you can create right from your Bluehost control panel. When you create and add a new addon domain in Bluehost, it will be a new and unique site that is hosted in a new folder in your Bluehost account.

This allows you to be able to host several to unlimited sites right from your Bluehost control panel. You can give an addon domain the same things as a primary domain. For example, email addresses, forwarders, and much more.

Now let’s get started with our guide on how to add addon domain in Bluehost.

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How To Add Addon Domain In Bluehost

You want to make sure you point your domain name server to the Bluehost nameserver. Whether your domain name is purchased via Bluehost or with another domain registrar, like Godaddy or Namecheap, the steps are the same.

You need to log in to the domain registrar where you bought your domain name from and go to the nameservers section and input Bluehost’s name servers that I provided below.

  • ns1.bluehost.com
  • ns2bluehost.com

If you need help in pointing your domain name server from an outside domain registrant like Godaddy or Namecheap be sure to check out our helpful guides going over the steps.

If you purchased your domain name from Namecheap. Here’s a helpful post on how to point Namecheap domain to Bluehost.

If you purchased your domain name from Godaddy. Here’s a helpful post on how to point Godaddy domain to Bluehost.

How To Add Addon Domain Using Bluehost Addon Domain Feature

Once you get your nameservers pointed to Bluehost, you can add addon domain using Bluehost addon domain feature.

To start you want to go to Bluehost.com and login to your Bluehost hosting account. Once you login you want to find and hover over the Domains tab in the top menu. You will see assign in the submenu pop up. Click on assign.

Step 1: Enter Your Domain

If you purchased your domain name through Bluehost, you want to select the top option and pick the domain name that is associated with your account. If your domain name was purchased through another domain registrar, you want to select the bottom option and enter your domain URL.

Step 2: Verify Domain Ownership

Once you select the top option or type in your domain URL Bluehost will automatically verify the ownership of your domain by checking the name server of your domain name. Bluehost will give you a few different ways you can verify ownership of your domain URL if needed.

One example is Bluehost will have you upload a sample file. This can be useful and save you downtime if or when you plan to migrate to an existing site on Bluehost.

Step 3: Addon Domain or Parked Domain

Next, you want to add your domain as an addon domain or parked domain. The difference between a Bluehost addon domain and a Bluehost parked domain is a Bluehost parked domain allows your main site to be reached via multiple domain names.

An addon domain is if you want to use the domain name as a separate site on its own. For example, if you’re going to have a new WordPress blog or website then you want to add your domain as an addon domain.

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Step 4: Choose Addon Directory And Sub-Domain

Bluehost domain manager is going to automatically use your domain to give a directory to your domain name. Your domain directory structure is going to look like public_html/newdomain.

An easier explanation of this is the files related to your primary domain is found under the public_html of your Bluehost account. When a new domain name is added a new directory is added under Public_html with the new domain name.

This makes it easy for individuals or webmasters to manage different file domains. For example, public_html/newdomainsite.

You want to select create a new directory and then click assign this domain.

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That’s all there is to it! That is how to add Bluehost addon domain using the Bluehost addon domain feature.

Need help installing WordPress on Bluehost? Check out the step-by-step guide.

Interested in starting a WordPress blog on Bluehost? We put together a helpful guide going through the steps. Check it out.

Wanting to start a website? Check out our Bluehost website builder guide.

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed my complete step-by-step guide on how to add addon domain in Bluehost.

Let us know in the comments below if you liked this post! We would love to hear from you.

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