When it comes to managing domain names and web hosting, GoDaddy and Hostinger are two popular providers that many website owners choose. Sometimes, you might want to host your website with Hostinger but keep your domain registered with GoDaddy. Fortunately, you can achieve this by pointing your GoDaddy domain to Hostinger without changing the nameservers. In this blog, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of using A records to connect your GoDaddy domain to your Hostinger hosting account seamlessly.
Before you start:
- Ensure that you have a registered domain with GoDaddy.
- Have a hosting account with Hostinger and obtain the IP address of your Hostinger server.
Step 1: Accessing Your Hostinger Account Login to your Hostinger account and navigate to the “Dashboard” or “cPanel” depending on your Hostinger setup.
Step 2: Locating Your Hostinger Server IP Address Once you’re inside your Hostinger account, find your server’s IP address. Usually, this information can be found in the “Dashboard” or “Server Information” section.
Step 3: Identifying GoDaddy’s DNS Management Next, access your GoDaddy account and go to the “My Products” section. Locate the domain you want to connect to Hostinger and click on “DNS.”
Step 4: Adding A Records In the DNS Management page, find the “A Records” section and click on the “Add” button to create a new A record.
Step 5: Configuring A Records Now, you need to configure the A record settings to point your domain to Hostinger’s IP address.
a. Host: Enter ‘@’ or leave it blank to point the domain’s root. b. Points to: Input the IP address of your Hostinger server that you obtained in Step 2. c. TTL (Time to Live): Choose the TTL value (e.g., 3600 seconds).
Step 6: Saving Your Changes After configuring the A record, click on the “Save” or “Add Record” button to save your changes. It may take some time for the changes to propagate, usually up to 24 hours.
Step 7: Verifying the Setup Once the DNS changes have propagated, you can verify the setup by accessing your domain in a web browser. It should now be pointing to your Hostinger hosting account.
- DNS changes may take some time to propagate globally. Be patient and allow up to 24 hours for the changes to take full effect.
- If you want to connect subdomains to Hostinger, you can repeat the same process for each subdomain, using the appropriate subdomain name in the “Host” field.
By following the simple steps outlined in this guide, you can successfully point your GoDaddy domain to your Hostinger hosting account using A records. This method allows you to retain your domain registration with GoDaddy while utilizing Hostinger’s hosting services. Remember to double-check the settings and be patient during the DNS propagation period. Now you can enjoy the benefits of Hostinger’s reliable hosting while maintaining full control over your domain with GoDaddy. Happy hosting!