How to connect existing hosting account with new domain?

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by larissa , in category: Third Party Scripts , a month ago

How to connect existing hosting account with new domain?

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by cali_green , a month ago

@larissa 

To connect your existing hosting account with a new domain, you will need to update the domain's DNS settings to point to your hosting provider's servers. Here's a general step-by-step guide on how to do this:

  1. Log in to your domain registrar's website where you purchased the new domain.
  2. Navigate to the DNS settings or domain management section of your registrar's website.
  3. Look for an option to edit the DNS records for your domain. This may be called something like "DNS Management" or "Nameservers."
  4. Update the DNS records to point to your hosting provider's name servers. Your hosting provider should have provided you with this information when you signed up for their services. The name server information will typically look something like "ns1.yourhostingprovider.com" and "ns2.yourhostingprovider.com".
  5. Save the changes to your DNS records and allow some time for the changes to propagate throughout the internet. This process can take up to 48 hours.
  6. Once the DNS changes have propagated, your new domain should be connected to your existing hosting account. You can now upload your website files to your hosting account and your new domain should be live.


If you are unsure of how to update the DNS settings for your domain, reach out to your domain registrar's customer support for assistance. Additionally, your hosting provider's support team may be able to help you with updating the DNS settings if needed.