Hostgator + WordPress (4 posts)

  1. shrutigoins
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I made the mistake of not realizing that wordpress.org and wordpress.com are not the same thing. On wordpress.com (before the realization), I bought shrutigoins.me. One I realized what I had done, I signed up for a hosting service (hostgator) and changed my nameserver settings on wordpress.com to point to hostgator. This was all Saturday.

    I know it takes 24-72 hours, so that may be the reason it's not live yet. However, when I go to shrutigoins.me (to see if it still fails), the URL bar says http://www.shrutgions.me. Is that OK? I don't know if that's the domain that I bought or not - I know it shouldn't matter, but some hosts require (I believe) that you setup a redirect. Is this something I need to do - and can do now?

    Also, I received an email from wordpress.com about in order to complete my domain mapping upgrade, I need to update my DNS settings to wordpress FROM hostgator. So, it is seeing that I am using hostgator.

    Do I need to do anything to make this work, or am I just waiting?

    (For reference, I'm going to shrutigoins.me/default.html since I know that page exists.)

  2. Good Guy
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I suggest post your question at this link:


    Because you have bought your domain from WordPress.com, they should be happy to help you out.

    Good luck.

  3. davejampole
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have a hosting account with Hostgator and have a numbers of sites hosted with them. Any time I've had a question (and there have been a few), I have found the HG support people have been beyond what you could ask for.

    Give them a call on their 800 number and I'm certain they will help resolve your problem.

  4. shrutigoins
    Posted 3 years ago #

    That's great to hear - thanks Dave!

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