Should I transfer the domain sever from Godaddy to Hostgator?

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Hi, guys
Recently I bought the basic plan from Hostgator (hosting plan), but I have already bought the website domain from Godaddy. Should I transfer the domain sever to Hostgator?
If I transfer the domain sever to Hostgator, I will get a free SSL certificate, but I don't like their email page.
I do like another email provider.
What did you do when you bought a hosting? Will you use their email service to receive client emails?
Thanks in advance
 

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Sorry, I don't know these providers are bad. I mean the name sever.
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no problem, I got over it :)

The nameservers are for telling everyone where your domain can be found. In your case, yes, you definitely want to log into your godaddy account and make your domain point to hostgator, otherwise your website will not be live.

What did you do when you bought a hosting? Will you use their email service to receive client emails?
Yeah, I use their email service, but I forward the emails to my gmail or yahoo email because I have a few email addresses that I monitor daily. Just create an email address in your hostgator account (say, for example jeanfrank@jeanfranks-cool-domain-name.com ... or whatever the name of the domain that you've purchased from godaddy is... and then click on the Forwarders icon inside of your cpanel and add a forwarder for all emails that go to jeanfrank@jeanfranks-cool-domain-name.com to be forwarded to your normal email address, so you won't miss important emails)
 

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Does that mean I don't need to buy a hosting plan on Namecheap?

Sadly I think you have to buy again lol

But when you have a Namecheap account and your new hosting, you can contact them via chat:

  • domain transfer (should cost some money but usually Free with them)
  • everything else like transfer the files, DNS settings, etc, everything is free, just give credentials to them

At the end of the day, you can keep using godaddy and hostgator, no problem, just their services are notoriously bad, rip users, etc. Namecheap overall is much better and cheaper.
 

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no problem, I got over it :)

The nameservers are for telling everyone where your domain can be found. In your case, yes, you definitely want to log into your godaddy account and make your domain point to hostgator, otherwise your website will not be live.


Yeah, I use their email service, but I forward the emails to my gmail or yahoo email because I have a few email addresses that I monitor daily. Just create an email address in your hostgator account (say, for example jeanfrank@jeanfranks-cool-domain-name.com ... or whatever the name of the domain that you've purchased from godaddy is... and then click on the Forwarders icon inside of your cpanel and add a forwarder for all emails that go to jeanfrank@jeanfranks-cool-domain-name.com to be forwarded to your normal email address, so you won't miss important emails)
Thanks for your complete information!!!:D
 

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Would you recommend some good hosting provider? Which provider did you use? Thanks

I use WPX but it's not cheap.

Namesilo , Namecheap do offer hosting and you can transfer your domain to either of these.
 

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You could go for NameSilo. GoDaddy could be a money snatcher any time. It spent my $700 in fraction of seconds on renewals. Be sure with them. They uses payment options which are added to pay time they want.
 

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Try Namecheap next time!
but for now since you have reg your domain via Godaddy, you can just change the nameserver to Cloudflare.
 
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