Connect Your Domain Name To Your Hosting Account

By now, you already have a domain name and a web hosting account. This time, we’re going to focus on getting your domain name connected to your web hosting account so you can finally launch your website and/or blog.

In order for this to work, you will need to have registered your domain name and web hosting account.

Step 1

Find out the list of “DNS servers” or “Nameservers” used by your web host. The easiest way to do this is to ask your web host or to look for the necessary information in either the Welcome email sent by your host or from the documentation found on your web host’s website.

Step 2

Head on to your domain name registrar and enter the name servers into their system.

In this case, I’m going to show you an email example of what HostGator.com is going to send you.

Your web host will provide two or more Nameserver addresses. You need to note down all these names or you can copy and paste them later.

In this case, we’ve got two Nameservers.

You’ll need to enter these Nameservers exactly as given, into your domain registrar.

Step 3

Obviously, you need the username and password that you created when you first registered your domain name. In this example, I’m using NameCheap.com.

After logging in to your NameCheap account, go to Menu >> Manage Domains, where you will see a list of domain names. From here, you need to select the domain name that you’re going to connect.

Step 4

Click on Transfer DNS to Webhost. This is the area where you are going to enter the Nameservers. Simply copy and paste the two Nameservers.

If your web host provided more than two Nameservers, you can simply enter the rest of them here.

Click the ‘Save Changes’ button. Once you’ve set your Nameservers, you’re done. That’s all there is to it!

Take note, however, that you’ll have to wait a bit before you can access your site using your domain name. It could take anywhere from 24 to 72 hours. Other than that, you’re good to go.

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