How to manage your domain names & SSL certificates

As a website owner, managing your domain names and SSL certificates are critical. Luckily, if you are on a Hustly managed WordPress hosting plan,we have made this process easy for you. In order to update your domain, you need to be logged into your hosting admin panel, ideally from a modern web browser on a desktop or laptop sized device.

This article is a guide for customers on Hustly managed WordPress hosting packages, who are using our default performance setup. Users with WordPress setups similar to ours will find this guide useful as well.

As a website owner, managing your domain names and SSL certificates are critical. Luckily, if you are on a Hustly managed WordPress hosting plan,we have made this process easy for you.

PLEASE NOTE THAT CHANGING DOMAINS WILL LEAD TO YOUR WEBSITE GOING OFFLINE TEMPORARILY WHILE. NAMESERVER CHANGES CAN TAKE UP TO 48 HOURS TO PROPAGATE

If you are an existing Hustly customer and unable to do this yourself, please email support to have your domains setup by us at no extra cost.

In order to update your domain, you need to be logged into your hosting admin panel, ideally from a modern web browser on a desktop or laptop sized device.

Once logged in, scroll to the “Domain name” section or click on the “Websites and Domains” tab on the left

Step 1: Change your domain

Find and click on the “Change domain name” item in the menu. Enter your new domain name without the http/https and www parts.

Click “Change” to proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Change your name server settings with your domain name provider

You will need to add our nameservers to your domain name as a custom DNS or custom nameservers.

Our name servers are of the format :
(i) ns1.<admin panel url>
(ii) ns2.<admin panel url>

Replace admin panel url with your hosting admin panel’s URL (example: ns1.linuseast1wp.hustly.live)
Please ensure you are using the correct URL. If you are logged in to linuswest4.hustly.live to access your hosting admin panel, then your name servers need to point to ns1.linuswest4.hustly.live & ns2.linuswest4.hustly.live.

Step 3: Fine tune your DNS settings

Find and click on the “Hosting & DNS” tab inside your hosting admin panel, if you need to configure additional DNS settings for emails, SMTP, subdomains and more.

Step 4: Issue new SSL certificates for the new Domain

Find and navigate to the SSL/TLS certificate option for your domain on your hosting admin panel.

Click on “Reissue Certificates”

Select the certificate you want, and complete the steps. Please note that you will need to scroll to the bottom and choose “Let’s Encrypt” for the Free option. The other SSL vendors will prompt you to pay for the certificate.

That’s it!

The entire process should be error free, if you have followed all the steps. Please note that sometimes domain names changes take some time to propagate. This could take over 48 hours. If you see any errors, please repeat the steps above.

We hope you found this guide useful. Please let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Kevin

Kevin

WordPress Developer & Analytics Expert.

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