As a web hosting provider, Bluehost offers shared hosting services with special features and discounts such as unlimited disk storage, free domain names, FTP access among others. With Bluehost, you can easily transfer domain names from another hosting service. The process of moving a web page from GoDaddy to Bluehost is not as technical, but beginners can face a hard time. To transfer a site from one hosting service to another is accomplished by moving the domain name and the site files. In most cases, this happens when you use content management systems such as WordPress and Joomla.
Setup Domains from GoDaddy to Bluehost
The process of setting up domains from GoDaddy to Bluehost is very simple. With little guidance, an individual should be able to do it by themselves. All there is to do is to update the Name server of the domain on GoDaddy to point to Bluehost. After doing this, you can later use Bluehost add-ons to add these domains under your Bluehost account. At the end of the day, your website should remain on GoDaddy but you can still install Web pages using Bluehost hosting. This piece will highlight the process in detail.
A) Access your GoDaddy domain names
To start off the process, you need to purchase a domain name from a domain name provider, in this case GoDaddy. To access your domain names, you need to go to your domain’s manager by accessing ”All Products”.
B) Access Domain Manager
GoDaddy seams to have hidden this option especially with their new design. To access it, click ”All Products”, ”Domain”, then under ”Management” you can access ”Domain Management”.
C) Click on the domain you intend to point to Bluehost
There are a number of benefits associated with pointing a domain to Bluehost. With Bluehost, you can easily set up multiple WordPress blogs and websites without incurring any additional fees. This is how you can click on the domain you want to set up in Bluehost.
D) Click on Set Nameservers
By clicking of the domain you are likely to work with, you are provided with two options to help you change the Nameservers. Both the options should successfully help you with changing Nameservers. Click either.
E) By default the Nameservers should point to GoDaddy’s web hosting
The fact that we are using Bluehost as the host, you need to replace these Nameservers:
F) Bluehost Nameservers
You need to add Bluehost’s Nameservers by simply replacing the Nameservers:
Nameserver 1: NS1.BLUEHOST.COM
Nameserver 2: NS2.BLUEHOST.COM
G) Confirmation of Changes
Immediately you click ”OK”, you should instantaneously get a confirmation alert of the changes. However, it might take you a while, maybe even hours, before the internet recognizes your new Nameservers.
H) Access your Bluehost Control Panel
Web owners who are using Bluehost as the host need to log into their Control Panel to access their set up account.
I) Find Domain Manager
In order to properly set up your account, you need to find the ”Domain Manager” in your cPanel.
J) Assign a domain to your cPanel account
As the final step required when setting up a domain from GoDaddy to Bluehost, you need to click on ”Assign a domain to your cPanel account”.
K) Input your domain name
Enter your domain name and wait for verification by the system. ensure that it is properly pointing to Bluehost.
L) Confirm domain assignment
After inputting your domain name, you need to click on ”Add Domain”. This should create a confirmation message under ”Summary” upon completion.
As you can see, it is a fairly straight-forward process to setup Domains from GoDaddy to Bluehost hosting. If you encounter any issues during your setup, please be sure to let me know in the comments below.