In previous few posts of mine we have discussed the basics of creating a website, how to get domain name for your website , how to get domain name for free and about hosting your website. Now its time to proceed to the next step of linking your domain name to your webhosting account.
If you have booked your domain name and your webhosting account then it does not mean that your website is redy. Just try opening u your website and it will show you the default page of your domain registrar, like godaddy. You need to configure nameservers to make your website work.
What is nameserver?
Nameservers are used to link your hosting account to your domain name. It will map the server ip address of your website to the domain name which you want to setup.
How to setup nameservers?
Setting up nameservers are very easy task. When you book the hosting account then they will provide you the nameservers that you need to configure. Like for this website the mellowhost have provided me 2 nameservers, ns17.ethii.com and ns18.ethii.com. Now goto the control panel of your domain. I will show you doing so at godadd. Log into your godaddy account. Clinc on my account and then on domain management. Click on the domain name you want to configure. Now click on nameserver and then select set up nameservers fron dropdown menu. It will pop up something like this:
Now select “I have the specific nameservers for my domains” option and enter your nameservers there. Click on ok and it is done.
Please note that it may take upto 48 hours for the change to reflect but normally it happens within an hour or two. For me its normally takes around 1 hour. Now your website is ready and it should show the default page of the host account not the domain registrar once the change starts reflecting.
In next post we will discuss about creating the website page. Hope this post of mine was good and if you like it then please bookmark this page. We will discuss a lot more in future posts. Thanks for reading.