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How to Connect a Domain to Hostinger Website Builder
How to Connect a Domain to Hostinger Website Builder

Connecting a domain to Hostinger Website Builder

Updated over a week ago

When creating a website with Hostinger Website Builder, you may choose from these options:

  1. Connect your custom domain right away

  2. Go with a temporary free preview domain, and connect your custom domain later

These options are available while adding a website to your hosting plan in the step Name Your Website:

Connecting a domain during website setup

Once you connect a domain to your website, remember to publish it! ✨

Connecting a Custom Domain

You may connect any domain, regardless of where it's registered:

  • If your domain is registered at Hostinger, you'll find it in the dropdown menu within the section Choose a Domain

  • If your domain is registered at another platform (not Hostinger), click on Select within the Use an Existing Domain section, and insert your domain in the given field

    • In this case, you'll be asked to point your domain to Hostinger servers (domains registered at Hostinger are pointed to our server by default)

    • After pointing your domain to Hostinger, give it up to 24 hours for the DNS propagation to complete, and your website will be up and running

Connecting a Preview Domain

The preview domain name is automatically generated when you add a builder-based website to your hosting plan. It looks something like this:

After selecting a temporary domain, the Connect domain button is visible next to your site in the Websites section for one week. Click on it to connect your custom domain:

The Connect domain button in Hostinger

The Connect domain button may still be visible even after connecting your custom domain. You may safely ignore the button, as it will disappear on its own.

If you cannot see the Connect domain button anymore, click on the ellipsis button and select Change domain:

The Connect domain button in Hostinger

And that's how you connect a domain to a website created with Hostinger AI Builder 😊

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