Despite all the in-your-face marketing and Superbowl ads featuring Danica Patrick through the years, most will agree GoDaddy is still the best there is in terms of Domain Registrars.
They do also host websites, but I’ve taken the advice of plenty of website owners that it’s best to keep your domain registrar separate from your web host.
If you think it’s too much hassle to keep the two separate, I can assure you the process is VERY simple. I’ve started up several websites in the past few years and have always purchased my domain names through GoDaddy and hosted somewhere else.
From personal experience, here’s all it takes to keep your Web Host separate from your GoDaddy Domain Registration:
- Buy a domain name from GoDaddy
- Order Web Hosting from your preferred service provider. I’m currently with SiteGround. It can be a headache trying to find the best web host, but I recommend reading all the real-user reviews from WhoIsHostingThis.com.
- Get the NameServers from your web host. These are easy to access from your web host account and generally are in the following format: NS1.EXAMPLE.COM
- Enter in the NameServers into your GoDaddy account:
- Log into your GoDaddy account
- Go to Domain Settings
- Change the NameServers in your GoDaddy account to those which you got from your separate Web Host. That’s it!
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