How To Change Primary Domain Name In Hostgator | Quick & Easy
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How To Change Primary Domain Name In Hostgator | Quick & Easy


How To Change Primary Domain Name In Hostgator
| Quick & Easy Hey guys, Bryan with WP Cupid Blog and in
this video, I’m going to show you how to change primary domain name in Hostgator. If you haven’t purchased Hostgator hosting
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WordPress tutorial videos. A common question asked by Hostgator customers
is how do I change my Hostgator primary domain name? In this tutorial video, we go through the
steps on how to change primary domain in Hostgator. Hostgator has made the process quick and easy
allowing you to change your primary domain in Hostgator’s cPanel so you will have your
primary domain changed in your Hostgator account within minutes. What Is A Primary Domain Name
Before we get into the steps on how to change primary domain in Hostgator let’s go over
what a primary domain name is. A primary domain name is the primary domain
name that you choose and register with your domain provider which in this case would be
Hostgator. When you purchased your Hostgator hosting,
you did one of three things. You registered a new domain name with Hostgator,
transferred it from another domain registrar like Godaddy or Namecheap, or you changed
the nameservers of your domain name. Hostgator Primary Domain Tips Before You Get
Started Some things to keep in mind regarding the
Hostgator primary domain change: When you update the primary domain from the
Hostgator billing customer portal, it will change the primary domain on both the server
and in the billing. When adding a new primary domain in your Hostgator
account make sure you have the domain name purchased. If you have subdomains that are set up with
your current primary domain or your primary domain is ran on a CMS like WordPress, Joomla,
or Drupal then changing your domain name can cause issues with accessing your site. Make sure you are aware and take your time
through the steps below in our how to change primary domain on Hostgator. Let’s get started with the steps on How To
Change Primary Domain In Hostgator Cpanel The first step in our how to change primary
domain in Hostgator video tutorial is to log in to the Hostgator Cpanel. Once logged in scroll down to the files section. You will see backups listed. Click this to continue in changing your primary
domain in your Hostgator account. You will now be on the backup page. Before we change the primary domain in Hostgator’s
cPanel, we need to download a full website backup just in case any trouble happens. Better safe than sorry. Hostgator does provide a full site backup,
but it’s done randomly once a week. If something happens and you rely on Hostgator
to backup your site just be aware more than likely you will be put in a support ticket
queue to get your site back up and running. You will see under the full backup section
the button that says download a full website backup. Click this to continue in changing your primary
domain in Hostgator. Next, just select the generate backup button
and then your backup will begin downloading. Next, from the Hostgator cPanel scroll down
to the files section. Click on file manager to continue in changing
your primary domain in your Hostgator account. You want to create a new folder that is named
after the old domain. Click the folder tab towards the top left
menu to do this. Next, move the root files from the old domain
name. I’ll call the old domain example.com. Make sure it’s not the files from the other
sub-domain or addon domain folders. You’re moving the root files of the old
domain in which I’m calling example.com from /public_html to ?public_html/example.com. Now, you will have two scenarios. You can assign an addon domain as the primary
domain, or you can add the new domain to the account as an addon domain and making that
the primary domain. For example, if you had the domain previously
added as an addon domain, then you would move the files from /public_html/newdomainname.com
folder to /public_html. If the domain name you want to use for the
primary domain in your Hostgator account was recently bought or transferred from another
domain registrar, you just need to upload the files directly in the ?public_html directory. Next, in our how to change primary domain
in Hostgator guide you will want to login to the Hostgator billing client area. Click on the packages tab found towards the
top left of the page. Click the settings icon on the right side
of the page. Click change my domain. Make sure you put in the new domain that you
want to be the primary domain and click the update domain button. You will receive a notification shortly after
letting you know the domain change was a success. You have successfully changed your primary
domain in your Hostgator account. And that is my tutorial video on how to change
primary domain name in Hostgator. If you have any questions, get in touch as
I’m here to help you with anything you need. Alright guys, thanks for watching. Give this video a thumbs up and subscribe
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