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How to Change HostGator Nameservers to Point Your Domain to ChemiCloud

In this Knowledge Base article, we will cover how to change HostGator nameservers of your domain to ChemiCloud nameservers.

Why You Should Change HostGator Nameservers

The DNS service you use for your domain can have a significant impact on the TTFB performance of your website. Using a highly scalable and available DNS service ensures high performance all around the world. All ChemiCloud plans include a premium DNS service.

Typically, domain registrars do not provide customers with a premium DNS service like ChemiCloud DNS. For this reason, we recommend switching nameservers to ours if your domain is registered with HostGator and you are hosting your website with us.

What are my ChemiCloud Nameservers?

You can find your ChemiCloud nameservers by clicking on the Server Information icon inside the ChemiCloud dashboard.

To learn more, we published an easy guide explaining how to locate your Nameservers inside of Lab here.

How to Change HostGator Nameservers

Step 1: Click here to open the HostGator portal. Once open, sign in using your HostGator credentials.

Step 2: Once your HostGator Customer Portal has opened, click the Domains option from the menu on the left.

Step 3: When the Manage Domains area is open, locate the domain for which you want to change the nameservers and click the blue More button on the right.

This will open up the Domain Overview window.

Step 4: In the Domain Overview window, click the Nameservers icon on the left side. This will open the Name Servers editor.

Be sure you have checked the box for “Manually set my name servers“. Then enter your first two nameservers.

Next click the + icon to add a box for a third nameserver and enter your third nameserver in that box.

Your Name Servers Editor should look similar to the image below:

Click the blue Save Name Servers button to save your changes.

That’s it! Your changes will now propagate.

Important Information About Changing Nameservers:

Nameserver changes are not instant. They require up to 24 hours to propagate globally. There are a lot of DNS servers to update with this new information, so definitely allow time for this information to propagate successfully.

Transfer Your Domain To ChemiCloud

There is no need to juggle separate providers, contacts, and services when you can have everything you need, all in one place.

If you’d like to manage your nameservers and your hosting in the same place, here at ChemiCloud, you should consider transferring your domain(s) from HostGator to ChemiCloud.

We’ve put together a great Knowledge Base article on how to do that. (Learn How to Transfer a Domain from HostGator).

Updated on February 10, 2021

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