Host Gator Domain Set up

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Overview

This article will teach you how to setup your custom domain records for Host Gator to attach to your new DudaOne site. This will allow your visitors to go to yourwebsite.com or www.yourwebsite.com to access your website. You will have to own your own domain 

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Steps to follow

  1. Login to your control panel from the Host Gator home page. The link to this is usually e-mailed after you originally signed up.
  2. In the cPanel, scroll down and find the Domains section.
  3. Find the DNS Zone Editor
  4. Under 'Add DNS Record' place the following information in:
    1. Host Record: www
    2. TTL: 14400
    3. Type: CNAME
    4. Points to: s.dudaone.com
  5. Click Add Record.
  6. Go back to your Host Gator cPanel.
  7. Click The Redirects icon under the Domains section.
  8. Add the Following Redirect:
    1. Type: Permanent (301).
    2. Select your Domain in the dropdown list (e.g. example.com) leaving the text field to the right blank.
    3. redirect to: http://www.YOUR_DOMAIN.com (e.g. http://www.example.com)
    4. For www. redirection, select "Do Not Redirect www".
  9. Click Add.

Common issues

One item that might come up when trying to create the CNAME record is an error message notifying you that there already is a record in place for @ or www. You will need to delete the existing records for these values and then start at step 5 above. They are probably under the 'A record' section. 

Wait! Creating CNAME records might take up to 24 hours to fully propagate. This means that your site will not be available quite yet until the record has been sent out to the rest of the internet.

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