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Help! Hosting with Hostgator

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by sample, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. sample

    sample Junior Member

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    Hello!

    I need some help from BHW experts.....

    I want to start building my first ever website. So just recently I bought a domain using Namecheap and purchased a Hatchling Webhosting Package at Hostgator.

    Do I need to transfer the domain to my Webhost(Hostgator)?

    How?

    Sorry for this totally NOOB question!
     
  2. drd26

    drd26 Junior Member

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    You don't need to transfer the domain over, just change the name servers. I'm not quite sure how the hatchling hosting plan works for adding the domain though. Let me get a little more detail. Is your hosting account set up already?
     
  3. sample

    sample Junior Member

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    This is exactly what I did. But I figured it out before reading your post.

    Thanks!
     
  4. ElliotGraham94

    ElliotGraham94 Registered Member

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    change your nameservers mate... its self explanatory on namesearch after you login
     
  5. coh2rxl

    coh2rxl Registered Member

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    Let me know if you need any other help with the setup
     
  6. maleguru

    maleguru Junior Member

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    I am using Nvu but the ftp upload to hostgator is giving me a head ache. I am just trying to upload my .html files and pics to be online. What could I be doing wrong? I am uploading to the right directory??? The publishing status has been publishing forever now!
     
  7. maleguru

    maleguru Junior Member

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    Ok well i used Nvu to create but their ftp sucked for me. I used filezilla to upload my site and it worked fast and great. - Now I have to figure out how to get the pics in the right folder so they can load on my site.
     
  8. maleguru

    maleguru Junior Member

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    Ok so i solved my problem - the thing with host gator is that i didnt need to keep my images in the images folder but keep them in the public_html folder along with my index.html file. So all is good now for me :)