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Domain Options for Shared Hosting

SmartHost offers versatile domain options for your shared hosting needs. Whether you’re registering a new domain, transferring an existing one, or simply updating nameservers, this article walks you through your options for seamlessly connecting your domain with SmartHost’s shared hosting services.

Why a Domain Name is Necessary

Having a domain name is crucial as it serves as the address associated with your hosting account. It is through this address that you, and the rest of the world, will access your website.

Domain Registration

For those looking to register a new domain, you can conveniently do so when ordering your shared hosting plan. To explore the various Top-Level Domains (TLDs) we support and their associated pricing, visit our Domain Registration Portal.

Domain Transfer

If you already own a domain registered through another registrar like Blacknight, Letshost, GoDaddy or Hosting Ireland, transferring it to SmartHost is a wise option. This enables you to manage both your domain and hosting through a single platform. Future renewals will also be consolidated, making management and maintenance much simpler for you. Transfer pricing can be found in our Domain Transfer page. Note that in most cases, the transfer will extend your domain’s registration by one or two years, though this may vary.

Updating an Existing Domain

For those who already own a domain and wish to keep it with its existing registrar, updating the nameservers is all that’s required. Point your domain to the following nameservers:

  • ns1.smarthost.ie
  • ns2.smarthost.ie

And that’s it! Your domain will be connected to our shared hosting service. You may need to seek assistance from the current domain registrar to help you update the name servers. SmartHost will not have access to the domain to do this for you.

SmartHost continues to streamline the domain management process to provide an even more integrated and user-friendly experience. We are committed to offering comprehensive solutions that cater to a wide range of client needs.

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