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How to point my website to SiteGround?

How to point my website to SiteGround?

You can check our video guide on how to point your domain to SiteGround or follow the instructions below the video:

Important: Make sure you have transferred your site’s data before pointing your domain to SiteGround.

In order to point your website to SiteGround, you need to use SiteGround’s name servers:

ns1.siteground.net
ns2.siteground.net

Go to your domain Registrar’s management panel (this might be your previous hosting provider or else) and find the corresponding domain management forms to update the name servers.

See how you can do that with BluehostGoDaddyHostGatorDreamHostNamecheap, and Google Domains.

You can see this information from your Client Area > Websites. From the list of your websites, locate the one you want to check and click the kebab menu, then press the Website Settings button.

website settings button

Then click on the kebab menu and select Server Details.

server details button in siteground user area

The light-box which will appear on the screen will see the IP address of the website, and its Name Servers (NS 1 and NS 2).

To see IPs of the nameservers, go to Website Settings > click on the kebab menu and select Server Details. Then click the Show IP Addresses button.

When you point your name servers to SiteGround, your domain DNS records (A record, MX records, CNAME record, and all) and emails will be managed from your SiteGround account from thereon.
If you have any custom DNS records you need to keep, you can use the DNS Zone Editor in Site Tools to set them before you change the name servers.

Alternatively, you can update only the domain’s A record to point to your hosting account’s IP address. This would point only the website, while the rest of the DNS records and the emails will remain intact.

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