The following post will show you how to set-up your domain name servers with your webhost. I highly recommend Hostgator for hosting your website online!
At the end of this video you will have a good, solid understanding of what a hosting account is, and how you can link your domain name and hosting account together so that your website can be live on the internet. We are going to cover name servers, C panel, and all that fun stuff in this lesson as well.
Now, if you remember where we last left off in the last video, we have just finished purchasing a domain name and hosting account through godaddy.com.
Now, if you log into our account and we head onto the manage my domains page, we are shown a list of all the domain names that are currently registered on our hosting.
We are going to see our domain name, learnhowtowordpress.com here, and we are going to click the drop down arrow and go to the manage my domain section.
Now, if you purchased your domain name and hosting account through GoDaddy they might have already set this up, but we’re going to have to go through it just in case.
This process can also be applied if you have a different host with a different company as well.
To begin, we will manage our name servers and make sure they are pointed to the domain name servers that we set up with our hosting account.
Now, when you first signed up for your hosting account your host should have sent you a welcome email with all the details you need to do this. In that email, you should have your name servers as well. What we are going to do here is point our domain to those name servers.
In our case, our name servers are ns27.domaincontrol.com and ns28.domaincontrol.com. Double check to make sure they are correct, and after you are done typing them in make sure you click save. Again, your name servers should be sent in your welcome email.
If you ever lose your name servers or need help with this step, try sending a support ticket to your web host, and they will give you all the answers you need.
Once we have done that, we head back to our domain name section. Click on the arrow and go to build a website. Next, we will navigate to the hosting tab and click on use your domain, which will automatically connect our domain name to our hosting account on GoDaddy. Now when we click manage we are taken to our domain name control panel where we can access all the files for our domain.
Don’t worry about any of this stuff yet. We will learn about it as we go.
There is one last thing we need to do just before we are finished up here. We need to scroll down to the domain section and navigate to the add on domains icon.
Now we need to set up our domain name we just purchased and connect it to a hosting account. If you’re using a host other than GoDaddy, you will need to navigate to your C panel on your web host and follow the same steps.
In the first box we will type our domain name, and the sub domain and document route will automatically fill in, so you don’t need to worry about them.
We will click add domain name, and if you refresh the page after it’s done loading, if you scroll to the bottom we will see our domain along with any other domains that we have currently registered on our hosting account.
Now that’s pretty much it. When you’re done here, you can move on to the next step, which is installing Word Press on our newly acquired domain.
This can be a little tricky and can be hard for some people. If you do have problems, feel free to shoot me a message or set up a discussion for this video lesson. Alternatively, you can always message your web host and they can help you do it as well.