Saturday, January 29, 2011

How to Associate Godaddy Domain with a cPanel Host

It is really quite simple to link your Godaddy registered domain name with your web host, specially if it provides a standard cPanel admin section. Still first timers can have some problems sorting things out for themselves. So here is a lucid step by step guide teaching you how to associate your domains (registered at Godaddy) with your cPanel hosting account:
  • On purchasing a domain from Godaddy, you are assigned a account. Log in to your Godaddy account and click on the My Account tab to the extreme right of the options bar.
  • In the central part of your Dashboard you should find a link to your registered domain. Click on it.
  • You will be directed to a new page called Project Dashboard. In the top half of the page click on the tab labelled Nameservers.
  • A new dialog box will open. Choose the last option or the one that reads something like “I have specific nameservers for my domains.
  • On doing so you will find 4 boxes asking for your name server info. Replace Godaddy’s default name servers with those provided by your web host.
  • Now log in to your cPanel admin section which comes with your hosting account.
  • In the top part of your screen there is a section tittled Domains. From there choose if you want an Add-on domain or a Parked domain.
  • Fill in the name of your newly registered domain in the prompt box.
  • Wait for several hours (typically 4-6 for add-on and 48-72 for parked domains) and you are done!
  • WAIT A MINUTE: Don’t forget to thank me for such a detailed guide!

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