ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Add a Domain Name Using the HostGator Control Panel

Updated on September 16, 2014

Setting up your very first website is a fun and exciting challenge.

Today, I'll be showing you exactly what steps you need to take to get your very first website up and running in a matter of minutes. Immediately after this tutorial, you should read my post on How to Install Wordpress Using cPanel.

This tutorial will show you exactly how to install Wordpress on your newly added domain.

Step 1 - Buying Your Domain Name

As a personal choice, I prefer buying domain names from domain registrars. If you buy a domain name from a website hosting company, it would be like buying a new computer from an auto mechanic. That doesn't make sense. I prefer buying domain names from domain registrars and website hosting from website hosting companies. This keeps everything organized and easier to manage.

If you haven't purchased a domain name yet, I recommend doing so right now. I personally use GoDaddy for all of my domain name purchasing. Over 12 million people trust them, they have over 8 years of experience, and have great customer service.

So hurry on over to and purchase your first domain name.

If you already have a domain name, you can move on to Step 2.

Step 2 - Logging Into Your Hosting Account

Once you have your domain name, head on over to your hosting account login page. If you don't have website hosting yet, don't worry. You can have website hosting within the next 5 minutes if you act now. You can even follow my in-depth tutorial on how to get website hosting.

If you already have HostGator website hosting, you can move on to Step 3.

Step 3 - Find Addon Domain Icon

Follow this step-by-step video to learn how to...

1) Log into your HostGator cPanel

2) Locate the Addon Domain icon

3) Add a new domain name to your account

And that's it! If you've followed and completed all steps above, you've successfully added a domain name to your hosting account. Great job!

Next tutorial: How to Install Wordpress Using cPanel HostGator Quick Install


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • hoverstate profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      The video was still processing when I published the hub. It should be working now. Thanks!

    • Dave Collado profile image

      Dave Collado 

      4 years ago from San Jose California

      This useful thank, but you should do something about the video, looks like this video is no longer available on YT.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)