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Quick Noob Question - How to attach domain and hosting?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by macdonjo3, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hey guys,

    Sorry for the noob question but I just bought a .com domain today from internet.bs and I was wondering how to hook it up to my free hosting on another site (byethost.com). Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thank-you,
    Mac
     
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    look at the info that you got for your free hosting account. It will give you the dns settings like
    ns1.xyz.com
    ns2.ght.com

    Once you have these now go to where you bought the domain names from and log in. There will be a tab to change the name server settings. Once on that tab replace the default dns settings to yours for the hosting account gave you.

    Hope this helps. PM me if you need more info.

    Brady
     
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  3. macdonjo3

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    Ok, so I found 5 names servers and I put them in this table that had 2 columns, 1 as nameservers and 2nd as ip. I left the IP blank as idk what to put there. What is next?
     
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    So no one on here knows how to setup a domain except for billsboardonline. Wow, I thought you guys all knew this... :S Consider you all have 100s of domains.
     
  5. erascal

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    Leave the ip column blank.

    Log in to your byteh0st control panel>>Go to "Addon Domains" (under "Domains)>>add your domain. You don't have to use all 5 name servers though. It may take up to a day or 2 to populate DNS.

    That's about it. PM me if you need anything else. I'm using both myself.

    Good luck.
     
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  6. macdonjo3

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    Ok, thank-you VERY much!
     
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    I'm waiting for it to work, do I need to put anything in the url forwarding spot?
     
  8. erascal

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    Not unless you wanna forward your url to another site.

    Wait around a bit more. If you intend to install wp, now is as good a time as any to work on it (upload your themes, plugins, etc)
     
  9. macdonjo3

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    I have the site made. It is a forum. It has been up for 6 months. I been using .tk domain and sometimes just the free domain you get with free hosting.