As we saw in our previous article, after we created oue hosting account, a notification message appeared when trying to reach our site.
We were informed that our domain name was not pointing(=linking) to the hosting server’s nameservers.
Here, the following question arises. What is a nameserver?
Nameserver is a server on the internet specialized in handling queries regarding the location of a domain name’s various services. Nameservers are a fundamental part of the Domain Name System (DNS). They allow using domains instead of IP addresses.A great simple way to think about name servers is using a phone book analogy. If you were trying to call InMotion Hosting(=Top Five Registrar/Hosting Provider) you might have remembered our phone number, but more than likely you’d want to look it up before just guessing at numbers. In few words Nameservers are the IPs of the hosting provider.
So, To connect your domain name to your website you’ll need to change your nameservers. How you change your nameservers depends on where your domain is registered and where your website is registered. Setting your domain’s name servers are basically just letting your domain Registrar know where to send DNS requests for your domain to.
Let’s Set Up Our Nameservers to Point Out to Our Site Location
1.We Log in/Sign in to our Hosting Account.
2.As seen in the previous pic, we navigate to:
HOSTING->Our Account (Here=AGS-Engineering)-> DETAILS.
3.We now see the FAMOUS NAMESERVERS. (1,2,3,4) AND THEIR LINKED IPs
4.Now we simultaneously Login/Sign in to Our Registrar page…
Navigate to MY PRODUCTS(SEE 1) and in the Sub-Tab MY DOMAIN NAMES we Click “Add Namesrvers” to our domain’s options (SEE 2).
We now have to see their info typed
We press “Continue“
7.We haven’t finished yet.
We need to “UPDATE NAMESRVERS“, (CLICK THE APPROPRIATE BUTTON TO MAKE CHANGES TAKE EFFECT)
8.Now we have been transferred to General Info Page of our Account on the registrar’s page.
We clearly see that Nameservers changed. BUT now we have to wait from some hours to 48 hours to let changes take effect depending on the Registrar.
Registrar also , maybe Hosting Provider too, will send you an informational email declaring that in some hours you will be available to use your site.
Once changes took place, you will be able to start installing WordPress or editing your site.
Well Done.. Let’s go to our Next Article : How to Install WordPress.