It is very important to point domain name to your blog or website on your web host server via domain name registrar. Why? So that web host can effectively deliver your web page queries or requests to recipient IP. To get to this point in the process of creating a blog, you must have registered your domain name and signup with a web host of your choice.
Why is it important to point a domain name to your blog.
The name you registered have to be converted to something the computer can read, connect and understand – the computer you and your prospective customers will use to reach your blog via internet.
These computers work on IP (Internet Protocol address) to connect network of computers on the internet. This IP address which are set of four numbers (356.278.48.13) need DNS (domain name system) to translate it to word you and I understand. So, the web host that house your blog generates DNS that look like this-
where frandimore can be any name given to web host server. These DNS can be two or more but not less than two (primary and secondary server).
Please, ensure you get this DNS. It should be included with the email sent from domain name registrar. You can also get it on your account on their site. If you can’t find it, then I advice you contact your domain name registrar directly.
This DNS are inserted into the data account that defines your domain name on your registrar’s platform, because the web host need to connect with your domain name so as to be able to process and deliver any request for that name. Web page delivery is an array of network between the computer, internet, web host and domain name.
Now that you have an idea how web pages are delivered which makes it one of the reasons why it is important to point our domain name to our blog, it’s time to learn the processes involved.
Basic steps to pointing domain name to blog or website
To get started, you’ll have to get the DNS or name server of your web host. Usually, it should be included in the first mail sent to you immediately after completion of signup. Also, you can get it on the FAQ or forum page on their website.
If all these do not work which I strongly feel they should, then your last resort is to either call the customer support service or email them. This may not be the best way to go if you want this done fast because, it may take a while to get response. However, deem it fit to contact me to lend you a helping hand.
For the sake of clarity, I’ll use Godaddy as example since, domain name registrars have different ways of representing terms, but all still boil down to the same thing.eg Name server, Nameserver, DNS manager etc. Use your discretion and word prowess. Their is no definite terms used.
1. Log on to your domain name registrar’s website
2. Log in to your account
3. Look for domain name manager and click on it.
4. If you register more than one domain, it will bring out drop down list of all the names you’ve registered. Click on the one you wish to point to your blog. If it’s just one you registered, click on it.
5. This should take you to where you’ll find Name server. Click on it.
6. Insert the DNS generated by your web host into the boxes. The DNS should be at least two. Just insert all the DNS given into the boxes provided one after the other.
7. Click save and you are done. Remember to log out.
Now that you have understood how to point domain name to any web host server, what next. You need to install the best blogging platform(content management software) of your choice that will conveniently offer all the features and scripts necessary for great blogging experience.You can rely on us to help you setup word Press blog free of charge.
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