HostGator domain configuration

Last updated: August 11, 2023 Written by: Patrycja Szurgacz
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      In Landingi, you can publish your landing page to your own subdomain. A free Let's Encrypt SSL certificate will be automatically added for every correctly installed subdomain.

      This guide will show you how to set up a domain registered with HostGator.

      You can redirect your domain through cPanel. To activate your cPanel in HostGator, you need an active hosting package. 

      Access the DNS management zone in cPanel

      1. Log in to the HostGator portal and go to Hosting. Find your domain on the list and go to cPanel.

      2. Click on Domains (1) and go to the Zone Editor (2).

      3. Find your domain and select Manage. You'll see a list of DNS records.

      Set up the DNS records

      Now you need to configure the DNS records, select the type of your subdomain.

      Before you start, read about www subdomain redirection.

      1. Add two A records: one for your root domain and one for the www subdomain. If you already have these records, edit their values (and change the Type if set to CNAME). New records are added to the very bottom of the list.

      2. Copy and paste the values below. 

      • Enter your domain name and add a dot at the end.
      #1 Type A

      #2 Type A


      1. Add an A record for the subdomain you want to add to Landingi. If you already have this record, edit it (and change the Type if set to CNAME).

      2. Copy and paste the values below.

      • Type in your new subdomain name, e.g., portfolio for, and the system will automatically fill in the root domain name
      Type A

      your subdomain name

      Finish the configuration in Landingi

      When you're ready, go back to Landingi and click on Confirm/Finish.

      Once you've added the subdomain to your account, our system will verify whether the DNS redirections have been done correctly. During this time, an hourglass icon will be visible next to the domain with the information that the domain is being verified. Usually, the domain will be active a few hours after adding it, but the total waiting time depends on the number of domains in our system waiting in the queue to install the certificate. We will email you when the domain is installed correctly.

      A green globe icon indicates an active domain. You can assign it to your landing page.

      In some cases, you have to wait between 1 and 24 hours for the records to propagate.

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