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HostGator Nameservers for Your Plan

HostGatorThe HostGator nameservers that you need to set your domain to are listed in the initial welcome setup email.

They will look like x.hostgator.com and y.hostgator.com. There are always a minimum of two nameservers needed since one is primary and one is secondary, incase the primary nameserver fails.

If you’ve lost the setup email, this information can also be accessed in your cPanel account, if you’re on a Shared hosting plan.

Once logged in, scroll down to your Account Information.

Under your package and IP address, you’ll see a row for Name Servers.

Nameservers

Simply copy these one at a time and enter in your domain registrar’s field for name servers.

HostGator Email Login with Webmail

HostGatorThere are two ways to access your HostGator email piled up in your inbox.

You can either go to:

http://yourdomain.com/webmail

Or, simply http://yourdomain.com:2095

When prompted to enter your email address and password, enter the email and password you chose when creating the mail account. Most people get confused about whether this prompt is for their cPanel login or email account.

Hit enter and you’ll see all your email in HostGator’s pretty Webmail interface similar to any online web email service you may be used to.

You can also customize this look by choosing to view with either horde, roundcube, or SquirrelMail.

Install WordPress on HostGator

HostGatorThere are many different ways to install WordPress on HostGator but we’ll go over one of the easiest ways in this tutorial.

  1. Begin by logging into your HostGator cPanel. This is usually yourdomain.com/cpanel.
  2. Enter the username and password that you selected while setting up your account.
  3. Browse down to the Software/Services category once you’re logged in and click on QuickInstall.
  4. You’ll now see a list of various software products you can quickly install broken down into categories.
  5. Find WordPress under Blog Software and click on it.
  6. Enter the information it asks you for such as URL, Admin information, Blog title, Email and other details.
  7. Click ‘Install Now!”
  8. That’s it! You’ll see a Congratulations message that confirms WordPress has been installed successfully.
  9. Be sure to note down your administration login and password in a secure location.

And that’s how easy installing a WordPress blog is on HostGator. Wasn’t that easy?

If you want to follow along with a video instead, click below:

How To Use FTP On HostGator

Sure, online file transfers from within the HostGator control panel are great but sometimes you need greater control over your account or simply want to do bulk transfer using a more reliable transfer protocol.

That’s where FTP comes in. FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol so it’s literally made for the task.FTP Transfer

  1. The first thing you need to do is have an FTP client installed. If you don’t have one, we heartily recommend FIleZilla. Click here to download.
  2. The next step would be to create a new entry with your login information in FileZilla. So click on the Site Manager and create a new profile with your login information.
  3. Now, simply click on Connect and if you’ve entered everything correctly, you will be logged in to your account.
  4. Navigate your way using the explorer like interface to where your HTML files reside.
  5. From here, you can upload, download, delete or do whatever you want to complete.

If you would rather follow along with a video, you can do so below:

HostGator Toll Free Number for Support

HostGatorStuck in a bind or having problems with your website?

Call the friendly HostGator toll free number for the best customer support.

Along with their live chat, HostGator has two dedicated 24/7 phone numbers.

Toll Free number: 1-866-96-GATOR or 1-866-964-2867

If you’re an international customer, you obviously cannot dial the toll free number since it won’t work.

You can still contact the support team by dialing long distance: 1-713-574-5287.

What Is HostGator’s Refund Policy?

HostGator offers one of the best refund policies of any web hosting company.

In fact, if you are not completely satisified with their hosting, support, speed or anything else on your shared, reseller and VPS package, you can request a complete refund within 45 days of signing up.

That means you have a month of and a half to test every single feature they provide to see if it works for you.

Don’t forget they also have 24/7 phone and live chat support to assist you along the way should you run into any problems so always try them first.

If you still aren’t satisified, HostGator will refund you the full amount — that’s right, they won’t even charge you for that month.

This policy does not apply to dedicated servers since that is a special request item.

How To Transfer Your Website To HostGator

HostGatorSo now that you’ve decided to move your website to HostGator, how do you actually transfer your website to your new host?

The good news is, you don’t have to! The HostGator experts can transfer you entire website including files, databases, scripts, and even your domain for free.

All you have to do is submit a support request within 1 month of signing up and HostGator will get on the job. They’ll even do this if you’re not a new customer and have simply done an account upgrade.

We’ve checked with HostGator for the details and the number of transfers they do for you varies by the type of hosting package you have.

A full cPanel transfer means all domains, addon domains, subdomains, emails, settings and pretty much whatever else in the account.

Free Transfers