How to add a Custom Domain in your HostGator account

Setting this up will be simple, you’ll see! First, access your Lander Account Settings and look for the Add a Custom Domain section. Now, in that field, type in the domain or subdomain you want to add (in this case we’ll name our subdomain “tutorials”) and click on Add Domain. After you click, you’ll see that the new domain will turn yellow, but don’t worry, we still have a few more steps.

Next, you’ll need to access your hosting account in HostGator. So, now that you’re inside your hosting account, we’ll show you exactly how to set this up, it’s easy.

Ok, first log in to your Hostgator account and search for the Domains Section. Once there just click on the Simple DNS Zone Editor option and that will take you to a control panel.

From the control panel, you'll see a filed called "Name", you just have to add the name that you've chosen as your subdomain. Following the example as provided above, we would write in “tutorials”. However, take note: if you're using a root domain such as “” then you won’t use a subdomain, you’d only have to enter “www”. This is because the cPanel will automatically fill in the rest of your URL.

Now it’s time to type in your cname, in that file you just have to write (remember you always need to have it point to  So, once you've added everything correctly, just click on “Add CNAME Record” and you’re ready to go.

Once you've successfully configured it, you’ll see a sign that says that the propagation of the Cname may take some time, so just be patient, it’s working. You'll know your domain is functioning when you see a green checkmark next to it.

So, let’s go back to Lander’s Account Settings and check, you should see that now your Subdomain has turned green, that means it’s working!

Finally, go to your Landing page's Dashboard and select the new custom domain as the URL of your Landing page. Publish these changes, and you’re all set, now your Landing Pages can be shown under your own domain!

Remember, if you’re still not sure or having trouble with this set up, you can always call us or email us for help at