Home » Domain Name » Weebly Hostgator Domain Integration

Hostgator: Connect Hostgator Domain to Weebly

Connect Hostgator to Weebly

Connect Hostgator Domain to Weebly

Connecting your custom domain from Hostgator to Weebly is pretty straightforward and relatively easy.

The first one is to add the domain as the Site Address in Weebly and the second is to point your domain to the IP address assigned to your site.

Note: Just like other web host providers such as Wix, Squarespace and Shopify, you need to have a paid hosting plan to be able to connect your domain name to Weebly.

Part 1. Add your existing domain in Weebly

  1. Login to your Weebly.com account
  2. Select the website you wish to link to your domain.
  3. Click the Settings tab at the top
  4. Under General > Site address click the Change button.

Connect Hostgator to Weebly - Weebly Site Settings

  1. Click the Connect or transfer now link below the search field.

Connect Hostgator to Weebly

  1. Enter your domain name.
  2. Click the Connect your domain option.

Connect Hostgator to Weebly - Use a domain you already own

You’ll be shown two options for making the necessary DNS changes to your domain: One for doing it yourself, and one for emailing your domain host for assistance.

Choose one of these options and follow the steps to get your DNS records updated to point to the provided IP address.

Don’t forget to publish your website to the new site address when the process is complete.

 

Part 2. Point Your Hostgator Domain to Weebly IP address

This part varies depending who’s the DNS provider of your domain name.

But if you’re using Hostgator name servers, you just need to point the root domain @ and subdomain www to the same Weebly IP address. Example Weebly resource records:

Hostgator: Connect Domain To Weebly IP address

Host NameTypeData
@ A199.34.228.75
www A199.34.228.75

 

Create A Record

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. In the Domains section, click Advanced DNS Zone Editor.Connect Hostgator Domain to Weebly - HostGator cPanel DNS Advanced Zone Editor
  3. Select the domain from the dropdown menu that you wish to use
  4. Go to the Add a Record section.
  5. Enter your domain name in the Name for the A Record, TTL, and add the IP Address(ex. 199.34.228.75).
  6. Click Add Record.
  7. Do the same steps, but this time enter www.domain.com to point it to the same Weebly IP address.

Connect Hostgator Domain to Weebly - HostGator example A record

 

Publish Site

Once you’ve updated the domain’s DNS settings, return to your Weebly site and publish it.

Due to DNS propagation delay, you may not be able to see the changes immediately.

 

DNS Propagation

All DNS changes may take 24 – 48 hours to fully take effect across the entire internet. This delay is also known as DNS propagation.

If the DNS has been properly configured and the domain has been added successfully through Weebly, it’s just a matter of time before you see the domain integrated with your Weebly website.

 

If you have another domain from a different domain registrar that you wish to connect with Weebly, check this post.

Back to top

Some of the links on the Website may be "affiliate links". This means if you click on the link and sign up or purchase an item, I may receive an affiliate commission at no cost to you. Please check Disclaimer for more info.

Leave a Reply