How To Link Mailerlite Subdomain To Hostgator

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Are you interested in connecting your MailerLite subdomain to your HostGator account? That’s a fantastic decision! This article will walk you through the process, providing step-by-step instructions to ensure a smooth connection. Along the way, I’ll also share my personal insights and commentary to enhance your experience.

Why Link MailerLite and HostGator?

Before diving into the technical details, let’s understand why you’d want to link these two platforms. MailerLite is a powerful email marketing tool that helps you create and send beautiful emails to your subscribers. On the other hand, HostGator provides reliable web hosting services for your website.

By linking MailerLite and HostGator, you can leverage the benefits of both platforms. You can easily embed signup forms on your website hosted on HostGator, capture visitor emails, and automatically sync them with your MailerLite subscriber list. This integration ensures a seamless flow of data between your website and email marketing campaigns.

Step 1: Configure your MailerLite Account

First, log in to your MailerLite account. Navigate to the “Integrations” tab and search for “HostGator” in the available integrations. Click on the HostGator integration to start the setup process.

MailerLite will guide you through a series of steps to authorize the connection between the two platforms. Follow the on-screen instructions and provide the necessary details, including your HostGator account username and password.

Once the integration is authorized, you’ll be able to access all the features and functionalities of HostGator within your MailerLite account.

Step 2: Configure Your HostGator Account

Now that MailerLite is connected, it’s time to configure your HostGator account. Log in to your HostGator cPanel and navigate to the “Domains” section. Here, you’ll find the option to add or manage your domains.

If you already have a subdomain set up on HostGator, select it from the list. Otherwise, click on “Subdomains” to create a new subdomain. Provide a name for your subdomain and set the document root to the folder where you want your MailerLite landing pages or signup forms to appear.

Remember, naming your subdomain is essential as it will be part of your website’s URL. Choose something relevant and memorable!

Step 3: Configure DNS Settings

To complete the connection between MailerLite and HostGator, you need to configure DNS settings. DNS (Domain Name System) is responsible for translating domain names into IP addresses to locate websites on the internet.

Log in to your domain registrar account (where you purchased the domain) and locate the DNS settings. Look for the option to manage DNS records or edit DNS settings for your domain.

Once you find the DNS settings, add a new CNAME record with your MailerLite subdomain as the host and the HostGator subdomain as the target. Save the changes and wait for the DNS to propagate, which may take a few hours.

Step 4: Test the Connection

After configuring the DNS settings, it’s time to test the connection. Go back to your MailerLite account and navigate to the “Domains” section. Add your HostGator subdomain to the list of verified domains.

MailerLite will attempt to connect to your HostGator subdomain and verify the setup. If everything is configured correctly, you’ll see a success message indicating that the connection is established.


Congratulations! You have successfully linked your MailerLite subdomain to HostGator. Now, you can seamlessly integrate your email marketing campaigns with your website hosted on HostGator. This integration opens up a world of possibilities to engage your subscribers and grow your online presence.

Remember, building a strong relationship with your audience requires effective communication. By combining the power of MailerLite and HostGator, you’re equipped with the tools to deliver impactful emails and create a remarkable online experience for your visitors.

If you encounter any issues during the setup process, don’t hesitate to reach out to the support teams of MailerLite or HostGator. They’ll be more than happy to assist you and ensure a smooth integration.