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Can You use Hostmonster Domain with Digital Ocean?

Posted August 5, 2020 249 views
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I’d like docs or directions to step me through the process of using the domain I purchased through Hostmonster with Digital Ocean. Thank you!

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Hi, @sammaniamsamClam

In order to use your domain name with your DigitalOcean products, e.g your droplet/server you can either update the nameservers for the domain name to:

ns1.digitalocean.com
ns2.digitalocean.com
ns3.digitalocean.com

or simply modify the A record and point it to the IP address of your droplet. We don’t have a tutorial that covers the process for Hostmonster, but you can check our existing tutorial in order to see how it’s done for other providers, because the process is not different from that it’s just you’ll need to navigate in different panel:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-point-to-digitalocean-nameservers-from-common-domain-registrars

Hope that this helps!
Regards,
Alex

by Josh Barnett
by Kathleen Juell
DNS is the naming system that is used to bind a domain name to a web server. In this guide, we will change the nameservers for a domain that we have registered and point it to a DigitalOcean Droplet.
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