Nameservers are needed to convert the domain name in to IP address. Every hosting company has nameservers.
If you want to register your domain name elsewhere and host your domain to different company, you need to change nameservers for your domain name.
Where Can I Find HostGator NameServers?
Each and every client of hostgator has different nameservers. The nameservers which I have for this web site may not be the same for you even though you are HostGator client.
Basic format for HostGator nameservers are like this.
where X & Y are numbers.
To find your HostGator name servers, login to your HostGator account. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. Under the “Account Information” section, you can see the nameservers for your account.
For website, HostGatorCouponAndReview.com the nameservers are like following.
How NameServers Work?
When any of your visitor browse your website, the browser of the visitor’s system will make a query to the nameserver.
In Internet world, computers don’t understand the web site address. They communicate using the Internet Protocol. Each computer has a unique IP address.
Nameservers simply transfer the domain name to IP address. So that computer can communicate using IP address.
Why NameServers are used?
You might be wondering that you can directly enter the IP address in the browser then why name servers are used?
IP address has a format like X.X.X.X where X can be any number from 0 to 255. Now think how many IP address can you remember? You can’t even remember a single IP address. However you can easily remember many domain names like Google.com, Yahoo.com, MSN.com etc..
So just for human understandings domain names are used and that’s why the concept of NameServers exists.
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