Hostgator Custom Domains

Custom domain

A custom domain is something like mywebsite.com. If you are trying to do something like links.mywebsite.com, you are trying to do a subdomain, which is covered in the section below.

  1. Go to this article and follow the instructions to "Advanced DNS Zone Editor" under A records. https://www.hostgator.com/help/article/how-to-change-dns-zones-mx-cname-and-a-records#arecord
  2. Scroll down to Custom Records
  3. Select the domain from the dropdown menu that you wish to use
  4. Go to the "Add a Record" section
  5. In the Name field, enter your @
  6. Leave the TTL field blank
  7. In the Type, select A
  8. In the Address field, enter 213.188.192.2
  9. Click "Add Record" to save the record to your settings
  10. Go to the "Add a Record" section again (if you can't complete steps 10-15, that's ok, sometimes Hostgator doesn't show you the AAAA type)
  11. In the Name field, enter your @
  12. Leave the TTL field blank
  13. In the Type, select AAAA
  14. In the Address field, enter 2a09:8280:1:9032:60eb:1797:5542:d0db
  15. Click "Add Record" to save the record to your settings

Custom subdomain

A custom subdomain is something like links.mywebsite.com. If you are trying to do something like mywebsite.com, you are trying to do a domain, which is covered in the section above.

  1. Go to this article and follow the instructions to "Advanced DNS Zone Editor" under CNAME records https://www.hostgator.com/help/article/how-to-change-dns-zones-mx-cname-and-a-records#cname
  2. Select the domain from the dropdown menu that you wish to use
  3. Go to the "Add a Record" section
  4. In the Name field, enter your your subdomain. If you want links.mywebsite.com, enter links. If you want bio.mywebsite.com enter bio
  5. Leave the TTL field blank
  6. In the Type, select CNAME
  7. In the CNAME field, enter beacons.fly.dev
  8. Click "Add Record" to save the record to your settings


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