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Godaddy Domain with Hostgator Hosting for email

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by balabala1221, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. balabala1221

    balabala1221 Junior Member

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    hey does anyone know if i purchase a domain from godaddy, how do i do it so i can manage my email and create email accounts from hostgators cpanel? would love to know this thanks
     
  2. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

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    Check your Hostgator welcome email. In there it will state something along the lines of "MX" something (MX Address, MX Info?). Just type in "MX" into the search function if you don't see it, and you'll find it.

    Copy that info and then log into your GoDaddy account. Look for that same MX (Address, whatever) and paste HostGator's info into the input box.

    GoDaddy will address the domain you choose, and host gator will serve the incoming and outgoing emails. I've only used GoDaddy twice for friends, and they were too cheap to get a reputable host, so I don't remember exactly, but I believe you specify email accounts on your HostGator account through cPanel afterwards.
     
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  3. mrorzio

    mrorzio Regular Member

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    If you set up the nameservers (hosting the domain on hostgator) it automatically has the MX servers.

    Otherwise you will need to point the MX and create the proper records. I did it once -- got on chat with tech support and walked me through it.
     
  4. dinkish

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    Solid. When I did it with GoDaddy those times as the domain service the Name Servers took, what seemed a lot longer for port 80 to direct to the host, so I did the mail exchange anyways. Probably took the same amount of time in retrospect, that'd make sense.

    Good call out.
     
  5. onlinb2e

    onlinb2e Newbie

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    There are charges for hosting email accounts when you have similar situation. Please confirm first from the customer service.
     
  6. Mnet17

    Mnet17 Junior Member

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    All you need to do is change your DNS of your domain to HG DNS. Then, in HG add the domain as the add-on domain. After that, go and create email accounts in HG cPanel.
     
  7. dinkish

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    I recall godaddy attempting to upsell through-out the process for domain registration for various this and that "upgrades", but I don't remember the actual hosting service doing the same for a simple account. I believe it was 5 email address for a basic\cheapest plan after godaddy.

    With that said, I had no control during the billing process when I was there nor was I able able to convince my "client" of my concerns despite me not being billed directly without incentive.
     
  8. krishnap

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    Means you have hostgator hosting. Then it is very easy. Just update the name servers in godaddy for hostgaor. Than search for email accounts in your cpanel. You can see the options to create emails. If you still face problem. Just pm me.
     
  9. shiv4

    shiv4 Newbie

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    I think you can get more detail about the email question from GD/HG's help/faq/knowledge page.:p