How to Setup Hostgator Web Hosting With Tucows Domain Name
Hostgator is the number one choice when it comes to web hosting solution and domain name registration. They are known for providing a lot of great features for their web hosting solution packages. Indeed, the company excels when it comes to unlimited services, unrestricted bandwidth, great technical support and more. If you are using Hostgator for your web hosting solution for your website, then you might probably registered your domain name as well. But for others who have domain names from other domain name registrars such as Tucows, then there is no need to worry. It is definitely possible to setup Hostgator web hosting services for your domain name from Tucows. You just need to learn how to setup Hostgator web hosting with Tucows domain name.
All about Tucows
Tucows Incorporated is an Internet service company and a telecommunications company that is based in the city of Ontario in Canada. The company is considered as among the biggest domain name registrars all over the world. They also provide other services, such as web hosting and provides a platform for domain resellers. Tucows is actually the company behind Hover, another web hosting service.
Tucows mainly offers their services to various domain name resellers. If you do a search in WHOIS and it indicates that Tucows is the registrar, then the domain itself is probably registered under one of the resellers or Tucows or with Hover.
Modifying Name Servers
As mentioned, it is possible to setup Hostgator web hosting with a domain name from Tucows. But before you can actually do this, you must modify your name servers first. Hostgator will not be able to do this for you, but they will provide you with instructions on how you can do this on your own.
The first step is to actually determine what name servers you have to be using for your hosting account with Hostgator. This will greatly vary depending on the type of hosting and the server used. If you are not sure on how to find your name servers, read the “what are my name servers” article posted on the website of Hostgator.
Changing Name Servers
You may need to visit the website of the reseller where you have registered the domain and contact them about changing the name servers of your hosting account. Because Tucows provides their resellers with an API, the reseller websites could vary greatly. It is therefore difficult for Hostgator to provide exact instructions that will work for all of the Tucows resellers. But basically, the process would require logging in to your account on the official website of the domain name registrar.
As mentioned above, Tucows is the company behind Hover. They are the ones operating Hover so if you have registered your domain name through Hover, then you should follow the steps provided by Hostgator on how to change the name server of your Hover account. The process is easy. All you have to do is to log in to your account in Hover, click the edit button the name servers and then change the name servers. Save the changes and you’re done.